H.R.4277 - Medicare Mental Health Access Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Noem, Kristi L. [R-SD-At Large] (Introduced 12/16/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/05/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4277 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (12/16/2015)
Medicare Mental Health Access Act
This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to expand the definition of "physician," for purposes of the Medicare program, to include a clinical psychologist with respect to the furnishing of qualified psychologist services.
The bill excludes a clinical psychologist, in 2017 and 2018, from certain negative payment adjustments for failing to be a meaningful electronic health records user.