Text: H.R.1645 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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[H.R. 1645 Introduced in House (IH)]







107th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1645

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to designate certified 
 diabetes educators recognized by the National Certification Board of 
 Diabetes Educators as certified providers for purposes of outpatient 
   diabetes education services under part B of the Medicare Program.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             April 26, 2001

Mr. Weldon of Pennsylvania (for himself and Ms. DeGette) introduced the 
   following bill; which was 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

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                                 A BILL


 
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to designate certified 
 diabetes educators recognized by the National Certification Board of 
 Diabetes Educators as certified providers for purposes of outpatient 
   diabetes education services under part B of the Medicare Program.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. TREATMENT OF CERTIFIED DIABETES EDUCATORS AS CERTIFIED 
              PROVIDERS OF MEDICARE OUTPATIENT SELF-MANAGEMENT TRAINING 
              SERVICES.

    (a) In General.--Section 1861(qq)(2) of the Social Security Act (42 
U.S.C. 1395x(qq)(2)) is amended--
            (1) in subparagraph (A), by inserting ``and includes a 
        certified diabetes educator who has been recognized by the 
        National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators'' before the 
        semicolon at the end; and
            (2) in subparagraph (B), by inserting before the period at 
        the end the following: ``or is a certified diabetes educator 
        recognized by the National Certification Board of Diabetes 
        Educators''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by subsection (a) apply to 
diabetes outpatient self-management training services furnished on or 
after January 1, 2002.
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