(7) Application For purposes of the initial application of the payment modifier established under this subsection during the period beginning on January 1, 2015 , and ending on December 31, 2016 , the term “physician” has the meaning given such term in section 1395x(r) of this title . On or after January 1, 2017 , the Secretary may apply this subsection to eligible professionals (as defined in subsection (k)(3)(B)) as the Secretary determines appropriate.
42 USC § 1395w-4(p)(7)
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