Text: H.R.3331 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/20/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3331


To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to promote testing of incentive payments for behavioral health providers for adoption and use of certified electronic health record technology.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 20, 2017

Ms. Jenkins of Kansas (for herself and Ms. Matsui) 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


A BILL

To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to promote testing of incentive payments for behavioral health providers for adoption and use of certified electronic health record technology.

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

SECTION 1. Testing of incentive payments for behavioral health providers for adoption and use of certified electronic health record technology.

Section 1115A(b)(2)(B) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1315a(b)(2)(B)) is amended by adding at the end the following new clause:

“(xxv) Providing incentive payments to behavioral health providers, such as a public or private hospital that is principally a psychiatric hospital (as defined in section 1861(f)), a community mental health center (as described in section 1913(b)(2) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300x–2(b)(2))), an accredited residential or outpatient mental health treatment facility, an accredited substance abuse treatment facility, a clinical psychologist (as defined in section 1861(ii)), and a clinical social worker (as defined in section 1861(hh)(1)), for adopting certified EHR technology (as defined in section 1848(o)(4)) and using such technology to improve the quality and coordination of care through the electronic exchange of health information.”.