S.2597 - Medicare Mental Health Access Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 02/25/2016)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/25/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2597 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/25/2016)
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.