H.R.2134 - Medicaid Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants Access Act of 2011

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to improve access to advanced practice nurses and physician assistants under the Medicaid Program. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to improve access to advanced practice nurses and physician assistants under the Medicaid Program. as introduced.
  • Short: Medicaid Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants Access Act of 2011 as introduced.

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06/03/11
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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John Olver

D-MA

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Official Summary

Medicaid Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants Access Act of 2011 - Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to eliminate the state option to include nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, and physician assistants as primary care case managers. Specifies as

Official Summary

Medicaid Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants Access Act of 2011 - Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to eliminate the state option to include nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, and physician assistants as primary care case managers. Specifies as primary care case managers any nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife, or physician assistant that provides primary care case management services under a primary care case management contract. Revises the coverage of certain nurse practitioner services under the Medicaid fee-for-service program to remove the specification of certified pediatric nurse practitioner and certified family nurse practitioner in order to extend such coverage to services furnished by a nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist. Includes nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, physician assistants, certified nurse midwives, and certified registered nurse anesthetists in the mix of service providers which Medicaid managed care organizations are required to maintain.

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