S. 382: A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and ...

...clinical nurse specialists to supervise cardiac, intensive cardiac, and pulmonary rehabilitation programs.

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Feb 26, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 382

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 26, 2013

(for himself and Mr. Crapo) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists to supervise cardiac, intensive cardiac, and pulmonary rehabilitation programs.

1.

Allowing physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists to supervise cardiac, intensive cardiac, and pulmonary rehabilitation programs

(a)

Cardiac and intensive cardiac rehabilitation programs

Section 1861(eee) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395x(eee)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1)

(A)

by striking physician-supervised; and

(B)

by inserting under the supervision of a physician (as defined in subsection (r)(1)) or a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or clinical nurse specialist (as those terms are defined in subsection (aa)(5)) before the period at the end;

(2)

in paragraph (2)

(A)

in subparagraph (A)(iii), by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; and

(B)

in subparagraph (B), by striking a physician and inserting a physician (as defined in subsection (r)(1)) or a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or clinical nurse specialist (as those terms are defined in subsection (aa)(5)); and

(3)

in paragraph (4)(A), in the matter preceding clause (i)

(A)

by striking physician-supervised; and

(B)

by inserting under the supervision of a physician (as defined in subsection (r)(1)) or a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or clinical nurse specialist (as those terms are defined in subsection (aa)(5)) after paragraph (3) .

(b)

Pulmonary rehabilitation programs

Section 1861(fff)(1) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395x(fff)(1)) is amended—

(1)

by striking physician-supervised; and

(2)

by inserting under the supervision of a physician (as defined in subsection (r)(1)) or a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or clinical nurse specialist (as those terms are defined in subsection (aa)(5)) before the period at the end.

(c)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall apply to items and services furnished on or after the date that is one year after the date of the enactment of this Act.