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H.R. 6548: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage under the Medicare program for diabetes prevention services. Read More

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This bill was introduced on Sep 21, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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Sep 21, 2012

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To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage under the Medicare program for diabetes prevention services.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Diabetes Prevention Act of 2012''.

SEC. 2. MEDICARE COVERAGE FOR DIABETES PREVENTION SERVICES.

Title XVIII of the Social Security Act is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

``SEC. 1899B. DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM.

``(a) Payments for Diabetes Prevention Services.-- ``(1) In general.--Beginning not later than January 1, 2013, the Secretary shall make payments to qualified third- party intermediaries for diabetes prevention services furnished to prediabetic Medicare beneficiaries by eligible entities in local communities that are networked and managed by such third- party intermediaries, for the purpose of preventing such beneficiaries from developing diabetes. ``(2) Source.--The payments under paragraph (1) shall be made from the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund. ``(3) Special consideration for the dual eligible individuals.--In implementing this section, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall give special consideration to the needs of dual eligible individuals (as such term is defined in section 1915(h)(2)(B)). ``(b) Diabetes Prevention Services and Prediabetic Medicare Beneficiary Defined.--For purposes of this section: ``(1) Diabetes prevention services.--The term `diabetes prevention services' means services that-- ``(A) are furnished to prediabetic Medicare beneficiaries by an eligible entity; and ``(B) are components of a diabetes prevention program that meets the requirements, goals, and...

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Bill Summary

H.R. 6548: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage under the Medicare program for diabetes prevention services.

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