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...make recommendations on outreach programs with respect to such benefits, and for other purposes.

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 28, 2010 but was never passed by the Senate. The text of the bill below is as of Jul 30, 2010 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6012

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 30, 2010

(for himself, Mr. Terry, Ms. DeGette, and Mr. Castle) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to review uptake and utilization of diabetes screening benefits and establish an outreach program with respect to such benefits, and for other purposes.

1.

Diabetes screening evaluation and outreach program

(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 of Health and Human Services (referred to in this section as the Secretary), in collaboration with the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (referred to in this section as the Director), shall—

(1)

review uptake and utilization of diabetes screening benefits to identify and address any existing problems with regard to uptake and utilization and related data collection mechanisms; and

(2)

establish an outreach program to identify existing efforts by agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services and by the private and nonprofit sectors to increase awareness among seniors and providers of diabetes screening benefits.

(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, trade associations, and professional societies.

(c)

Report

The Secretary shall submit an annual report to the Congress on the activities carried out under this section.