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H.R. 1617 (115th): Promoting Access to Diabetic Shoes Act

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


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1617

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 17, 2017

(for himself and Mr. Blumenauer) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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

A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit nurse practitioners and physician assistants to satisfy the documentation requirement under the Medicare program for coverage of certain shoes for individuals with diabetes.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Promoting Access to Diabetic Shoes Act.

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Permitting nurse practitioners and physician assistants to satisfy Medicare documentation requirement for coverage of certain shoes for individuals with diabetes

Section 1861(s)(12) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395x(s)(12)) is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (A), by inserting , nurse practitioner, or physician assistant after physician; and

(2)

in subparagraph (C), by inserting , nurse practitioner, or physician assistant after each occurrence of physician.