H.R.801 - Diabetic Retinopathy Prevention Act of 2005

To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage under the Medicare and Medicaid Programs of certain screening procedures for diabetic retinopathy, and to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish pilot programs to foster such screening, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Diabetic Retinopathy Prevention Act of 2005 as introduced.
  • Official: To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage under the Medicare and Medicaid Programs of certain screening procedures for diabetic retinopathy, and to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish pilot programs to foster such screening, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Diabetic Retinopathy Prevention Act of 2005 - Amends Title XVIII (Medicare) and Title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to expand Medicare and Medicaid coverage to include remote assessment of diabetic retinopathy (a diagnostic examination that is provided no more than annually to a

Official Summary

Diabetic Retinopathy Prevention Act of 2005 - Amends Title XVIII (Medicare) and Title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to expand Medicare and Medicaid coverage to include remote assessment of diabetic retinopathy (a diagnostic examination that is provided no more than annually to an individual who has been diagnosed with diabetes, that meets technical standards set forth by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, that is furnished via a telecommunications system to an eligible patient, and that is conducted under the supervision of a board-certified ophthalmologist with retinal fellowship training). Requires the Secretary to study and report to Congress on the costs incurred by health care providers to provide such assessment. Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary to:
(1) establish the Mobile Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Pilot Program to make five grants to eligible entities to establish mobile diabetic retinopathy screening programs;
(2) give priority to entities with relevant experience who propose to serve rural, impoverished, unserved, minority, and remote populations; and
(3) convene an advisory committee to evaluate the Program.

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