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Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, US Senate 2009: Frontier Provisions. Beth Landon email@example.com Immediate Past-President, NRHA Director, Alaska Center for Rural Health – AHEC, UAA. Final Thought – 4 Pillars for RED. Data Collection p. 1248. Education
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Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, US Senate 2009: Frontier Provisions
Immediate Past-President, NRHA
Director, Alaska Center for Rural Health – AHEC, UAA
Data Collection p. 1248
Title XXXI – Data Collection, Analysis and Quality
“(f) Data on Rural Underserved Populations.
- The Secretary shall ensure that any data collected in accordance with this section regarding racial and ethnic minority groups are also collected regarding underserved rural and frontier populations.”
SEC. 5101 National Health Care Workforce Commission.
(a) Purpose. – It is the purpose of this section to establish a National Health Care Workforce Commission. . ..
(ii) who will provide a combination of professional perspectives, broad geographic representation, and a balance between urban, suburban, rural and frontier representatives.
- Inserted by NM Senator Bingaman, from his April 2009 workforce bill
Under the bill, the proposed Medicare board must “give priority to recommendations that extend Medicare solvency” and include recommendations that: “protect and improve Medicare beneficiaries’ access to necessary and evidence-based items and services, including in rural and frontier areas.”
- Introduced by WV Senator Rockefeller
-Pages 208-212 – Wage Index Floor for Hospitals and Physicians in Select “Frontier” States (section 10324)- Would establish and apply a hospital wage index floor of 1.0 for inpatient hospital services and outpatient services in "frontier" states (defined as any state where more than half of its counties have a population density of less than 6 persons per square mile. A floor of 1.0 would also apply to the practice expense for physician services provided on or after January 1, 2011 in these frontier states.
- This addition was introduced by NV Senator Reid as part of the Manager’s Amendments. It expands a provision for Alaska to also include Montana, Nevada, South Dakota, North Dakota and Wyoming.