Text: H.R.1790 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/26/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1790


To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend to physician assistants eligibility for Medicaid incentive payments for the adoption and use of certified electronic health records, whether or not such physician assistants practice at a rural health center or Federally qualified health center.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 26, 2013

Ms. Bass (for herself, Mr. Rangel, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mr. Enyart, Mr. Grijalva, and Ms. Jackson Lee) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend to physician assistants eligibility for Medicaid incentive payments for the adoption and use of certified electronic health records, whether or not such physician assistants practice at a rural health center or Federally qualified health center.

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

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Health IT Modernization for Underserved Communities Act of 2013”.

SEC. 2. Extending physician assistant eligibility for Medicaid electronic health record incentive payments.

(a) In general.—Section 1903(t)(3)(B)(v) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396b(t)(3)(B)(v)) is amended by striking “insofar as the assistant is practicing in a rural health clinic that is led by a physician assistant or is practicing in a Federally qualified health center that is so led”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to payments made for calendar quarters beginning on or after the date of enactment of this Act.