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S. 2153 (114th): Provider Payment Sunshine Act

The text of the bill below is as of Oct 7, 2015 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2153

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

October 7, 2015

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

A BILL

To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to require applicable manufacturers to include information regarding payments made to physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other advance practice nurses in transparency reports submitted under section 1128G of such Act.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Provider Payment Sunshine Act.

2.

Inclusion of information regarding payments to advance practice nurses in transparency reports

(a)

In general

Section 1128G(e)(6) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320a–7h(e)(6)) is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (A), by adding at the end the following new clauses:

(iii)

A physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or clinical nurse specialist (as such terms are defined in section 1861(aa)(5)).

(iv)

A certified registered nurse anesthetist (as defined in section 1861(bb)(2)).

(v)

A certified nurse-midwife (as defined in section 1861(gg)(2)).

; and

(2)

in subparagraph (B), by inserting , physician assistant, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse anesthetist, or certified nurse-midwife after physician.

(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to information required to be submitted under section 1128G of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320a–7h) on the 90th day of each calendar year beginning with 2017.