H.R.1178 - Physician Assistants Continuity of Care Act of 2007

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit a physician assistant, when delegated by a physician, to order or provide post-hospital extended care services, home health services, and hospice care under the Medicare Program. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Physician Assistants Continuity of Care Act of 2007 as introduced.
  • Official: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit a physician assistant, when delegated by a physician, to order or provide post-hospital extended care services, home health services, and hospice care under the Medicare Program. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Physician Assistants Continuity of Care Act of 2007 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to permit a physician assistant, when delegated by a physician, to: (1) certify that inpatient psychiatric hospital services or post-hospital extended care services are required; (

Official Summary

Physician Assistants Continuity of Care Act of 2007 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to permit a physician assistant, when delegated by a physician, to:
(1) certify that inpatient psychiatric hospital services or post-hospital extended care services are required;
(2) establish and review a plan for home health services; and
(3) certify a terminal illness with respect to hospice care.Covers as hospice care any legally authorized services of a physician assistant performed under a physician's supervision.

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