Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate To President Became Law
11/05/2019          

Medicare Mental Health Access Act

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11/09/2019 Introduced in Senate Open
11/05/2019 Introduced in Senate Open

            




116 S2772 IS: Medicare Mental Health Access Act
U.S. Senate
2019-11-05
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II116th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 2772IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESNovember 5, 2019Mr. Brown (for himself, Mrs. Gillibrand, and Ms. Collins) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on FinanceA BILLTo amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for treatment of clinical psychologists as physicians for purposes of furnishing clinical psychologist services under the Medicare program.
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This Act may be cited as the Medicare Mental Health Access Act.
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Treatment of clinical psychologists as physicians for purposes of furnishing clinical psychologist services
(a)
In general
The first sentence of section 1861(r) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395x(r)) is amended— (1)by striking or before (5); and (2)by inserting before the period the following: , or (6) a clinical psychologist, but only with respect to the furnishing of qualified psychologist services described in subsection (ii) for which the psychologist is legally authorized to perform by the State and who is acting within the scope of the psychologist’s license (or other authorization under State law).
(b)
Effective date
The amendments made by this section shall apply to items and services furnished on or after January 1, 2020.

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