Federal Health Reform Crosswalk




  • (Sec. 5503) Reallocates unused residency positions to qualifying hospitals for primary care residents for purposes of payments to hospitals for graduate medical education costs.

  • Authorizes the secretary to award grants to teaching health centers for the purpose of establishing new accredited or expanded primary care residency programs.

  • Improve prevention by covering only proven preventive services and eliminating cost sharing for preventive services in Medicare and Medicaid (effective January 1, 2011). For states that provide Medicaid coverage for and remove cost-sharing for preventive services recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and recommended immunizations, provide a 1% increase in the Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAP) for these services. Increase Medicare payments for certain preventive services to 100% of actual charges or fee schedule rates (effective January 1, 2011). Require qualified health plans to provide at a minimum coverage without cost-sharing for preventive services rated A or B by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, recommended immunizations, preventive care for infants, children, and adolescents, and additional preventive care and screenings for women (effective 6 months following enactment).

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