S.1468 - Medicare Diabetes Self-Management Training Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 08/02/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 08/02/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1468 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (08/02/2011)
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.