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US Laws | Affordable Health Care Act (HR3950F)
Subtitle B--Increasing Access to Clinical Preventive Services

(A) the effect of such initiatives on the use of health care services by Medicaid beneficiaries participating in the program; (6877)

(B) the extent to which special populations (including adults with disabilities, adults with chronic illnesses, and children with special health care needs) are able to participate in the program; (6878)

(C) the level of satisfaction of Medicaid beneficiaries with respect to the accessibility and quality of health care services provided through the program; and (6879)

(D) the administrative costs incurred by State agencies that are responsible for administration of the program. (6880)

(2) STATE REPORTING- A State awarded a grant to carry out initiatives under this section shall submit reports to the Secretary, on a semi-annual basis, regarding the programs that are supported by the grant funds. Such report shall include information, as specified by the Secretary, regarding-- (6881)

(A) the specific uses of the grant funds; (6882)

(B) an assessment of program implementation and lessons learned from the programs; (6883)

(C) an assessment of quality improvements and clinical outcomes under such programs; and (6884)

(D) estimates of cost savings resulting from such programs. (6885)

(3) INITIAL REPORT- Not later than January 1, 2014, the Secretary shall submit to Congress an initial report on such initiatives based on information provided by States through reports required under paragraph (2). The initial report shall include an interim evaluation of the effectiveness of the initiatives carried out with grants awarded under this section and a recommendation regarding whether funding for expanding or extending the initiatives should be extended beyond January 1, 2016. (6886)

(4) FINAL REPORT- Not later than July 1, 2016, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a final report on the program that includes the results of the independent assessment required under paragraph (1), together with recommendations for such legislation and administrative action as the Secretary determines appropriate. (6887)

(e) No Effect on Eligibility for, or Amount of, Medicaid or Other Benefits- Any incentives provided to a Medicaid beneficiary participating in a program described in subsection (a)(3) shall not be taken into account for purposes of determining the beneficiary"s eligibility for, or amount of, benefits under the Medicaid program or any program funded in whole or in part with Federal funds. (6888)

(f) Funding- Out of any funds in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, there are appropriated for the 5-year period beginning on January 1, 2011, $100,000,000 to the Secretary to carry out this section. Amounts appropriated under this subsection shall remain available until expended. (6889)

(g) Definitions- In this section: (6890)

(1) MEDICAID BENEFICIARY- The term "Medicaid beneficiary" means an individual who is eligible for medical assistance under a State plan or waiver under title XIX of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396 et seq.) and is enrolled in such plan or waiver. (6891)

(2) STATE- The term "State" has the meaning given that term for purposes of title XIX of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396 et seq.). (6892)

Subtitle C--Creating Healthier Communities (6893)(Text)


(a) In General- The Secretary of Health and Human Services (referred to in this section as the "Secretary"), acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (referred to in this section as the "Director"), shall award competitive grants to State and local governmental agencies and community-based organizations for the implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based community preventive health activities in order to reduce chronic disease rates, prevent the development of secondary conditions, address health disparities, and develop a stronger evidence-base of effective prevention programming. (6895)

(b) Eligibility- To be eligible to receive a grant under subsection (a), an entity shall-- (6896)

(1) be-- (6897)

(A) a State governmental agency; (6898)

(B) a local governmental agency; (6899)

(C) a national network of community-based organizations; (6900)

(D) a State or local non-profit organization; or (6901)

(E) an Indian tribe; and (6902)

(2) submit to the Director an application at such time, in such a manner, and containing such information as the Director may require, including a description of the program to be carried out under the grant; and (6903)

(3) demonstrate a history or capacity, if funded, to develop relationships necessary to engage key stakeholders from multiple sectors within and beyond health care and across a community, such as healthy futures corps and health care providers. (6904)

(c) Use of Funds- (6905)

(1) IN GENERAL- An eligible entity shall use amounts received under a grant under this section to carry out programs described in this subsection. (6906)


(A) IN GENERAL- An eligible entity that receives a grant under this section shall submit to the Director (for approval) a detailed plan that includes the policy, environmental, programmatic, and as appropriate infrastructure changes needed to promote healthy living and reduce disparities. (6908)

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