skip to main content

H.R. 1791 (104th): Medicaid Certification Act of 1995

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 8, 1995 (Introduced).


HR 1791 IH

104th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1791

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to make certain technical corrections relating to physicians’ services.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

JUNE 8, 1995

Mr. BARTON of Texas (for himself, Mr. COLEMAN, Mr. GREENWOOD, Mr. ACKERMAN, Ms. PRYCE, Mr. DINGELL, Mr. LEACH, Mr. LEVIN, Mr. EMERSON, Mr. SKELTON, Mr. UPTON, Mr. JACOBS, Mr. KIM, Mr. RAHALL, Mr. KILDEE, Mr. DEUTSCH, Mr. SMITH of New Jersey, Mr. BRYANT of Texas, Mr. STUPAK, Mr. BARCIA, Mr. FROST, and Mr. BROWN of Ohio) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce


A BILL

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to make certain technical corrections relating to physicians’ services.

    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 ‘Medicaid Certification Act of 1995’.

SEC. 2. TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS RELATING TO PHYSICIANS’ SERVICES.

    (a) IN GENERAL-

      (1) UNIQUE IDENTIFIERS- Paragraph (59) of section 1902(a) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)) is amended by striking ‘subsection (v)’ and inserting ‘subsection (x)’.

      (2) EXPENDITURES FOR PHYSICIANS’ SERVICES- Section 1903(i)(12) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396b(i)(12)) is amended--

        (A) by amending clause (i) of subparagraph (A) to read as follows:

          ‘(i) is certified in family practice or pediatrics by the medical specialty board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties for family practice or pediatrics or is certified in family practice or pediatrics by the medical specialty board recognized by the American Osteopathic Association,’;

        (B) by amending clause (i) of subparagraph (B) to read as follows:

          ‘(i) is certified in family practice or obstetrics by the medical specialty board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties for family practice or obstetrics or is certified in family practice or obstetrics by the medical specialty board recognized by the American Osteopathic Association,’; and

        (C) in subparagraphs (A) and (B)--

          (i) by striking ‘or’ at the end of clause (v);

          (ii) by redesignating clause (vi) as clause (vii); and

          (iii) by inserting after clause (v) the following new clause:

          ‘(vi) delivers such services in the emergency department of a hospital participating in the State plan approved under this title, or’.

    (b) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendments made by subsection (a) shall be effective as if included in the enactment of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990.