Current Federal Updates

Visit the “Current Action Alerts” tab for a direct link to contact your representatives and support the Academy’s recent efforts to support these legislative issues:


NEW! Expanding Access to Diabetes Self- Management Training Act, H.R. 5768 (2018)
Recently introduced in May 2018, This bill would expand access and remove barriers that patients face to diabetes self-management training in Medicare, improving utilization of this important benefit.
**Oregon’s own Earl Blumenauer is a member of the current sub-committee to which HR 5768 was recently referred.**

Find out more and follow along as this bill progresses here.


Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act, H.R. 3124/S. 1299 (2017-2018 Update)
First introduced in 2007, this bill has a proposed extension that is current as of June 2017. This bill would extend medicare coverage for medical nutrition therapy from RDs/RDNs for people with diabetes, diabetes + renal disease, and pre-diabetes.
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Preventative Health Savings Act, H.R. 2953/S. 2164 (2017-2018 Update)
Originally introduced in 2012, this bill allows the congressional budget office to more accurately evaluate the cost-saving potential of preventative health programs.

Learn More Here:
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