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H.R. 1604 (115th): Health IT Modernization for Underserved Communities Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 17, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1604

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 17, 2017

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Health IT Modernization for Underserved Communities Act of 2017.

2.

Extending physician assistant eligibility for Medicaid electronic health record incentive payments

(a)

In general

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.

(b)

Effective date

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.