S. 56 (112th): Medicaid Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants Access Act of 2011

Jan 25, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress
See Instead:

H.R. 2134 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jun 03, 2011

This bill was introduced on January 25, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Jan 25, 2011
Daniel Inouye
Senator from Hawaii
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Jan 25, 2011
3 pages
Related Bills
S. 63 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 06, 2009

H.R. 2134 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 03, 2011

Full Title

A bill 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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Medicaid Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants Access Act of 2011 - 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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