H.R.2939 - Oncology Care Quality Improvement Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-7] (Introduced 06/18/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||06/19/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2939 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/18/2009)
Oncology Care Quality Improvement Act of 2009 - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a pilot program of oncology care quality improvement (OCQI) under title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to evaluate the impact of three provider-led approaches to improve the care quality and outcome for Medicare beneficiaries with cancer while addressing care cost drivers by creating greater efficiencies in the program.
Specifies the three provider-led approaches as: (1) evidence-based guideline adherence; (2) patient education and care coordination services; and (3) end-of-life planning and counseling services.
Directs the Secretary to appoint an advisory committee to collaborate with the Secretary on the creation and implementation of the OCQI program.