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H.R.794: To 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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Sponsor Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill.
Total Cosponsors 58 (50 Democrats, 8 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 15, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 19, 2013
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Bill Summary

Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to treat as a physician, for Medicare purposes, a clinical psychologist acting within the scope of a psychologist's license (or other state law authorization), but only with respect to the furnishing of clinical psychologists services which the psychologist is legally authorized to perform by the state.


(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 19, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Feb. 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Feb. 15, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
Feb. 15, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce