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posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 10:36 PM
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SEC. 1236. DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM ON USE OF PATIENT DECISIONS AIDS.
(1) IN GENERAL- An eligible provider participating in the program shall ""routinely schedule Medicare beneficiaries for a counseling visit"" after the viewing of such a patient decision aid to answer any questions the beneficiary may have with respect to the medical care of the condition involved and to assist the beneficiary in thinking through how their preferences and concerns relate to their medical care.

(2) PATIENT DECISION AID- The term `patient decision aid' means an educational tool (such as the Internet, a video, or a pamphlet) that helps patients (or, if appropriate, the family caregiver of the patient) understand and communicate their beliefs and preferences related to their treatment options, and to decide with their health care provider what treatments are best for them ( based on their treatment options, scientific evidence, circumstances, beliefs, and preferences.)

1. (3) SHARED DECISION MAKING- The term `shared decision making' means a collaborative process between patient and clinician that engages the patient in decision making, (provides patients with information about trade-offs among treatment options,) and facilitates the incorporation of patient preferences and values into the medical plan.




posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 11:01 PM
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SEC. 2213. TRAINING IN FAMILY MEDICINE, GENERAL IN
15 TERNAL MEDICINE, GENERAL PEDIATRICS,
16 GERIATRICS, AND PHYSICIAN
17 ASSISTANTSHIP.

CAPACITY BUILDING IN PRIMARY CARE
‘‘(d) PREFERENCE.—In awarding grants or contracts
19 under this section, the Secretary shall give preference to
20 entities that have a demonstrated record of the following:
Training individuals who are from ""under
2 represented minority groups"" or disadvantaged back
3 grounds.

DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATION OF COMMU
NITY-BASED PROGRAMS.
ADDITIONAL PREFERENCES FOR ESTABLISHED
25 PROGRAMS.—In awarding grants and contracts under
subsection (b)(2), the Secretary shall give preference to
2 entities that have a demonstrated record of training
individuals who are from ""underrepresented
7 minority groups"" or disadvantaged backgrounds



SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT OF DENTAL
16 TRAINING PROGRAMS.
PREFERENCE.—In awarding grants or contracts
18 under this section, the Secretary shall give preference to
19 entities that have a demonstrated record of the following
Training individuals who are from ""under
2 represented minority groups"" or disadvantaged back
3 grounds.

ENHANCING THE PUBLIC HEALTH WORKFORCE.
PREFERENCE.—In awarding grants or contracts
17 under this section, the Secretary shall give preference to
18 entities that have a demonstrated record of the following
Training individuals who are from ""under
23 represented minority groups"" or disadvantaged back
24 grounds.





 
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