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Introduced in House (08/02/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2986


To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend the temporary Medicare payment rate floor for primary care services of primary care physicians to nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, physician assistants, and certified nurse-midwives under the Medicaid program, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 2, 2013

Ms. Bonamici (for herself and Mr. Jones) 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 the temporary Medicare payment rate floor for primary care services of primary care physicians to nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, physician assistants, and certified nurse-midwives under the Medicaid program, and for other purposes.

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 “Protecting Access to Primary Care Act”.

SEC. 2. Extension of temporary Medicare payment rate floor to primary care services furnished by health care practitioners under Medicaid.

(a) In general.—Section 1902(a)(13)(C) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(13)(C)) is amended—

(1) by inserting “or a health care practitioner who is a nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or clinical nurse specialist (as such terms are defined in section 1861(aa)(5)) or a certified nurse midwife (as defined in section 1861(gg)(2))” after “pediatric medicine”; and

(2) by striking “such services and physician” and inserting “such services and physician or health care practitioner”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply to items and services furnished on or after the first day of the first calendar quarter that begins after the date of the enactment of this Act.


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