H.R.3116: MODDERN Cures Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Leonard Lance, R-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 95 (47 Democrats, 48 Republicans)
Introduced Sept. 17, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 9, 2014
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Bill Summary

Modernizing Our Drug & Diagnostics Evaluation and Regulatory Network Cures Act of 2013 or MODDERN Cures Act of 2013 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to: (1) establish the Advanced Diagnostics Education Council to recommend standard terms and definitions related to innovative diagnostics for use by patients, physicians, health care providers, payers, and policy makers; and (2) publish a guide regarding such terms and definitions.

Sets forth additional factors for the Secretary to consider in determining the payment amount for new clinical diagnostic laboratory tests under gap filling procedures which are used when no comparable existing test is available.

Extends the exclusivity period for a medicine if the diagnostic test related to such drug has been determined by the Secretary to have been developed by, or with the participation of, the manufacturer or sponsor of the medicine, and use of the diagnostic tests provides for or improves:...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 9, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet.
Sept. 20, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Sept. 17, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
Sept. 17, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
Sept. 17, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce