Summary: H.R.3109 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/26/2009)

Health Access and Health Professions Supply Act of 2009 or HAHPSA 2009 - Establishes the National Health Care Workforce Commission to: (1) review current and projected health care workforce supply and demand; and (2) make recommendations to Congress and the Administration concerning national health care workforce priorities, goals, and policies.

Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make matching grants to states for the operation of State Health Workforce Centers to improve the training, deployment, and retention of critical health professionals in underserved areas and for underserved populations.

Revises provisions related to payments for direct graduate medical education costs and for the indirect costs of medical education, including to: (1) support the implementation of community-based training and innovative training models; and (2) require the Secretary to revise policies that constrain the Secretary's ability to respond to emergency situations and situations involving institutional and program closure.

Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to provide coverage of geriatric assessments and chronic care management and coordination services.

Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary to use excess amounts appropriated to address shortages of health professionals in rural, frontier, and urban underserved areas.

Expands loan repayment programs and training programs for health professionals.

Requires the Secretary to: (1) establish the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program for Medical, Dental, Physician Assistant, Pharmacy, Behavioral and Mental Health, Public Health, and Nursing Students in the United States Public Health Sciences Track in Affiliated Schools; and (2) award grants to increase health professions training in high-needs specialties.