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115th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 1732


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 9, 2018

 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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                                 AN ACT


 
  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. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Improving Access to Behavioral 
Health Information Technology Act''.

SEC. 2. 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 for the adoption 
                        and use of certified electronic health record 
                        technology (as defined in section 1848(o)(4)) 
                        to improve the quality and coordination of care 
                        through the electronic documentation and 
                        exchange of health information. Behavioral 
                        health providers may include--
                                    ``(I) psychiatric hospitals (as 
                                defined in section 1861(f));
                                    ``(II) community mental health 
                                centers (as defined in section 
                                1861(ff)(3)(B));
                                    ``(III) clinical psychologists (as 
                                defined in section 1861(ii));
                                    ``(IV) clinical social workers (as 
                                defined in section 1861(hh)(1)); and
                                    ``(V) hospitals, treatment 
                                facilities, and mental health or 
                                substance use disorder providers that 
                                participate in a State plan under title 
                                XIX or a waiver of such plan.''.

            Passed the Senate May 7, 2018.

            Attest:

                                                JULIE E. ADAMS,

                                                             Secretary.