H.R. 893 (105th): Primary Care Health Practitioner Incentive Act of 1997

Feb 27, 1997 (105th Congress, 1997–1998)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Edolphus “Ed” Towns
Representative for New York's 10th congressional district
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Feb 27, 1997
7 pages
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This bill was introduced on February 27, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Feb 27, 1997
Referred to Committee Feb 27, 1997
Full Title

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for increased Medicare reimbursement for nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists to increase the delivery of health services in health professional shortage areas, and for other purposes.


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58 cosponsors (48D, 9R, 1I) (show)

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Primary Care Health Practitioner Incentive Act of 1997 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act, with respect to payments for medical and other health services, to cover services which would be physicians' services if furnished by a physician but:
(1) which are performed by a clinical nurse specialist; and
(2) which the clinical nurse specialist is legally authorized to perform by the State. Eliminates the requirement, with respect to such services performed by a nurse practitioner, that they be performed in a skilled nursing facility or other specified nursing facility.
Covers, in addition, other services and supplies incidental to such services.
Revises the formula for payment from the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund for such services (thereby increasing such payment).
Repeals the rural area restriction on services performed by nurse practitioners or clinical nurse specialists for which direct payment may be made.
Requires a ten percent bonus payment from the Fund for services of a nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist furnished in a health professional shortage area.

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