HR 6012 RFS
H. R. 6012
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 29, 2010
September 29, 2010
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to review utilization of diabetes screening benefits and make recommendations on outreach programs with respect to such benefits, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. DIABETES SCREENING EVALUATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS.
Part P of title III of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 280g et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 399V-3 the following new section:
‘SEC. 399V-3A. DIABETES SCREENING EVALUATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS.
‘(a) Establishment- With respect to diabetes screening tests and for the purposes of reducing the number of undiagnosed seniors with diabetes or prediabetes, the Secretary shall--
‘(1) review utilization of diabetes screening benefits under programs of the Department of Health and Human Services to identify and address any existing problems with regard to such utilization and related data collection mechanisms; and
‘(2) make recommendations (informed by the review under paragraph (1)) on outreach activities being carried out by the Secretary as of the date of the enactment of this section to ensure awareness among seniors and health care providers of--
‘(A) such diabetes screening benefits; and
‘(B) the advantages of knowing one’s diabetic or prediabetic status for the purpose of diabetes self management.
‘(b) Consultation- The Secretary shall carry out this section in consultation with--
‘(1) the heads of appropriate health agencies and offices in the Department of Health and Human Services; and
‘(2) entities with an interest in diabetes, including industry, voluntary health organizations (such as diabetes advocacy groups and other related stakeholders), trade associations, and professional societies.
‘(c) Report- For each of the fiscal years 2011, 2012, and 2013, the Secretary shall submit to Congress an annual report on the activities carried out under this section during such respective year.
‘(d) Definition- For purposes of this section, the term ‘senior’ means an individual who is at least 65 years of age.’.
Passed the House of Representatives September 28, 2010.
LORRAINE C. MILLER,