H.R.2787 - Medicare Diabetes Self-Management Training Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1] (Introduced 08/01/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||08/05/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2787 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (08/01/2011)
Medicare Diabetes Self-Management Training Act of 2011 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to recognize state-licensed or -registered health care professionals who are certified diabetes educators in an outpatient setting as authorized providers of Medicare diabetes outpatient self-management training services, including as part of telehealth services, under Medicare part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance).
Directs the Comptroller General to study the barriers that exist for Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes in accessing diabetes self-management training services under the Medicare program.
Directs the Director of the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop a series of recommendations on effective outreach methods to educate primary care physicians and the public about the benefits of diabetes self-management training.