Text: S.237 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (01/28/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 237


To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit nurse practitioners and physician assistants to satisfy the documentation requirement under the Medicare program for coverage of certain shoes for individuals with diabetes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 28, 2019

Mr. Brown (for himself and Ms. Collins) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit nurse practitioners and physician assistants to satisfy the documentation requirement under the Medicare program for coverage of certain shoes for individuals with diabetes.

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 “Promoting Access to Diabetic Shoes Act”.

SEC. 2. Permitting nurse practitioners and physician assistants to satisfy Medicare documentation requirement for coverage of certain shoes for individuals with diabetes.

Section 1861(s)(12) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395x(s)(12)) is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (A), by inserting “, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant” after “physician”; and

(2) in subparagraph (C), by inserting “, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant” after each occurrence of “physician”.