S.1732 - Improving Access to Behavioral Health Information Technology Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] (Introduced 08/03/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance | House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/11/2018 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Text: S.1732 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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Referred in House (05/09/2018)
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
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,
This Act may be cited as the “Improving Access to Behavioral Health Information Technology Act”.
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,|