H.R.4963 - Primary Care Health Practitioner Incentive Act of 1992102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-11] (Introduced 04/09/1992)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/01/1992 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4963 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/09/1992)
Primary Care Health Practitioner Incentive Act of 1992 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to provide increased Medicare reimbursement for nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and certified nurse midwives (practitioners) at 97 percent of the physician fee schedule amount for services performed without regard to location or practice setting.
Provides for bonus payments for services provided by such practitioners in health professional shortage areas.
Defines "clinical nurse specialist" as an individual who is a registered nurse and is licensed to practice nursing in the State in which the clinical nurse specialist services are performed and holds a master's degree in a defined clinical area of nursing from an accredited educational institution.