Senate Bill 1732
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Improving Access to Behavioral Health Information Technology Act
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Amendments
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Passed Senate on May 7, 2018
Overview
Text
Introduced
Aug 3, 2017
Latest Action
May 11, 2018
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
1732
Congress
115
Policy Area
Health
Health
Primary focus of measure is science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease; health services administration and funding, including such programs as Medicare and Medicaid; health personnel and medical education; drug use and safety; health care coverage and insurance; health facilities. Measures concerning controlled substances and drug trafficking may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Rhode Island
Louisiana
Passed
May 7, 2018
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S2528)
Summary

Improving Access to Behavioral Health Information Technology Act

This bill amends title XI (General Provisions) of the Social Security Act to specify that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation may test models to provide incentive payments to behavioral health providers for: (1) adopting electronic health records technology, and (2) using that technology to improve the quality and coordination of care.

Text (3)
Amendments (1)
May 07, 2018
Agreed to in Senate
2
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 2241
To improve the bill.
Agreed To
Actions (10)
05/11/2018
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
05/09/2018
Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
05/09/2018
Received in the House.
05/09/2018
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
05/07/2018
Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S2528)
05/07/2018
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S2528)
05/07/2018
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S2528)
05/07/2018
Senate Committee on Finance discharged by Unanimous Consent.
08/03/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
08/03/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Aug 4, 2017 12:42:20 AM
Updated
Dec 15, 2020 5:18:48 PM