Text: H.R.3171 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3171

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide that certain 
orthotist's and prosthetist's clinical notes under Medicare be treated 
                as part of the patient's medical record.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 10, 2017

  Mr. Bishop of Michigan (for himself and Mr. Thompson of California) 
 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

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                                 A BILL


 
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide that certain 
orthotist's and prosthetist's clinical notes under Medicare be treated 
                as part of the patient's medical record.

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

SECTION 1. ORTHOTIST'S AND PROSTHETIST'S CLINICAL NOTES AS PART OF THE 
              PATIENT'S MEDICAL RECORD.

    Section 1834(h) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395m(h)) is 
amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
            ``(5) Documentation created by orthotists and 
        prosthetists.--For purposes of determining the reasonableness 
        and medical necessity of orthotics and prosthetics, 
        documentation created by an orthotist or prosthetist shall be 
        considered part of the patient's medical record to support 
        documentation created by eligible professionals described in 
        section 1848(k)(3)(B).''.
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