H.R. 2716 (109th): Medicaid Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants Access Act of 2005

May 26, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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S. 1515 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jul 27, 2005

John Olver
Representative for Massachusetts's 1st congressional district
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May 26, 2005
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2066 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 26, 2007

S. 1515 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 27, 2005


This bill was introduced on May 26, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 26, 2005
Referred to Committee May 26, 2005
Full Title

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to improve access to advanced practice nurses and physician assistants under the Medicaid Program.


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43 cosponsors (33D, 9R, 1I) (show)

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Medicaid Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants Access Act of 2005 - Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to eliminate the state option to include nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, and physician assistants as primary care case managers. Specifies as primary care case managers any nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife, or physician assistant that provides primary care case management services under a primary care case management contract.
Revises the coverage of certain nurse practitioner services under the Medicaid fee-for-service program to remove the specification of certified pediatric nurse practitioner and certified family nurse practitioner in order to extend such coverage to services furnished by a nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist.
Includes nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, physician assistants, certified nurse midwives, and certified registered nurse anesthetists in the mix of service providers which Medicaid managed care organizations are required to maintain.

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