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S. 313 (114th): Prevent Interruptions in Physical Therapy Act of 2015


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 29, 2015 (Introduced).


II

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 313

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 29, 2015

(for himself, Mr. Casey, Mr. Moran, and Mr. Blunt) 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 add physical therapists to the list of providers allowed to utilize locum tenens arrangements under Medicare.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Prevent Interruptions in Physical Therapy Act of 2015.

2.

Allowing physical therapists to utilize locum tenens arrangements under Medicare

(a)

In general

The first sentence of section 1842(b)(6) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395u(b)(6)) is amended—

(1)

by striking and before (H); and

(2)

by inserting before the period at the end the following: , and (I) in the case of outpatient physical therapy services furnished by physical therapists, subparagraph (D) of this sentence shall apply to such services and therapists in the same manner as such subparagraph applies to physicians’ services furnished by physicians.

(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply to services furnished after the date of the enactment of this Act.