–A Task Force to assess and improve access to health care in the state of Alaska is to be appointed within 45 days of enactment and is to include a representative from the Department of Health and Human Services, Medicare, Indian Health Services, TRICARE, Army, Air Force, and the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Health Administration. Within 180 days of enactment, the Task Force was to report to Congress on the findings and recommendations and then disband.
–Family Nurse Practitioners are to be trained to perform as primary care providers, and grants are available for that. Preference is to be given to bilingual candidates.
–The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is to establish a national diabetes prevention program aimed at adults at high risk for diabetes.
–The HHS Secretary shall develop a prospective payment system (PPS) for federally qualified health center services, which should equal 100% of the payments under the traditional system.
–A state may award grants to health care providers who treat a high percentage of medically underserved folks.
–Rural physician training grants are available to medical schools who recruit, train, and place doctors in rural and underserved areas.