S 597

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 597

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to include neurologists as primary care physicians for purposes of incentive payments for primary care services under the Medicare program.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 16, 2011

Ms. KLOBUCHAR (for herself and Ms. COLLINS) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to include neurologists as primary care physicians for purposes of incentive payments for primary care services under the Medicare program.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. MEDICARE PRIMARY CARE INCENTIVE PAYMENTS FOR NEUROLOGISTS.

    (a) Medicare- Section 1833(x)(2)(A)(i)(I) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395l(x)(2)(A)(i)(I)) is amended by striking `or pediatric medicine' and inserting `pediatric medicine, or neurology'.

    (b) Effective Date- The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply as if included in the enactment of Public Law 111-148.

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