Text: H.R.6119 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/21/2008)


110th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6119


To amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make a technical correction to ensure that all physicians, as defined for purposes of the Medicare Program, are permitted to perform required face-to-face examinations and prescribe Medicare covered durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 21, 2008

Mr. Ross (for himself and Mr. Van Hollen) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make a technical correction to ensure that all physicians, as defined for purposes of the Medicare Program, are permitted to perform required face-to-face examinations and prescribe Medicare covered durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Permitting all physicians, as defined for purposes of the Medicare program, to perform required face-to-face examinations and prescribe Medicare covered durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies.

(a) In general.—Clauses (ii) and (iv) of section 1834(a)(1)(E) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395m(a)(1)(E)) are each amended by striking “section 1861(r)(1)” and inserting “section 1861(r)”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply to face-to-face examinations and prescriptions made on or after January 1, 2009.