H. R. 1202
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 2, 2015
Ms. Jenkins of Kansas (for herself and Mr. Thompson of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the recognition of attending physician assistants as attending physicians to serve hospice patients, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Medicare Patient Access to Hospice Act of 2015.
Recognition of attending physician assistants as attending physicians to serve hospice patients
Recognition of attending physician assistants as attending physicians To serve hospice patients
Section 1861(dd)(3)(B) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395x(dd)(3)(B)) is amended—
or nurse and inserting
, the nurse; and
, or the physician assistant (as defined in such subsection) after
Clarification of hospice role of physician assistants
Section 1814(a)(7)(A)(i)(I) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395f(a)(7)(A)(i)(I)) is amended by inserting
or a physician assistant after
a nurse practitioner.
The amendments made by this section shall apply to items and services furnished on or after January 1, 2016.