H. R. 6012
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 30, 2010
Mr. Space (for himself, Mr. Terry, Ms. DeGette, and Mr. Castle) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
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.
Diabetes screening evaluation and outreach program
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—
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
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.
The Secretary shall carry out this section in consultation with—
the heads of appropriate health agencies and offices in the Department of Health and Human Services; and
entities with an interest in diabetes, including industry, voluntary health organizations, trade associations, and professional societies.
The Secretary shall submit an annual report to the Congress on the activities carried out under this section.