H. R. 1604
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 17, 2017
Ms. Bass introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend to physician assistants eligibility for Medicaid incentive payments for the adoption and use of certified electronic health records, whether or not such physician assistants practice at a rural health center or Federally qualified health center.
This Act may be cited as the
Health IT Modernization for Underserved Communities Act of 2017.
Extending physician assistant eligibility for Medicaid electronic health record incentive payments
Section 1903(t)(3)(B)(v) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396b(t)(3)(B)(v)) is amended by striking
insofar as the assistant is practicing in a rural health clinic that is led by a physician assistant or is practicing in a Federally qualified health center that is so led.
The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to payments made for calendar quarters beginning on or after the date of enactment of this Act.