H.R. 794: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for treatment of clinical psychologists as physicians for purposes of furnishing clinical psychologist services under the Medicare Program.

Introduced:
Feb 15, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Janice “Jan” Schakowsky
Representative for Illinois's 9th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 15, 2013
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 831 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 28, 2011

S. 1064 (Related)
Medicare Mental Health Access Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 23, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 15, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Feb 15, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 15, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

1% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
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Cosponsors
53 cosponsors (46D, 7R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

House Ways and Means

Health

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2/15/2013--Introduced.
Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to treat as a physician, for Medicare purposes, a clinical psychologist acting within the scope of a psychologist's license (or other state law authorization), but only with respect to the furnishing of clinical psychologists services which the psychologist is legally authorized to perform by the state.

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