H.R.2939 - Oncology Care Quality Improvement Act of 2009

To provide for a pilot program to improve the quality of oncology care under Medicare. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To provide for a pilot program to improve the quality of oncology care under Medicare. as introduced.
  • Short: Oncology Care Quality Improvement Act of 2009 as introduced.

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Official Summary

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 t

Official Summary

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.

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