disease prevention and health promotion services

(14) The term “disease prevention and health promotion services” means— (A) health risk assessments; (B) routine health screening, which may include hypertension, glaucoma, cholesterol, cancer, vision, hearing, diabetes, bone density, oral health, immunization status, and nutrition screening (including screening for malnutrition); (C) nutritional counseling and educational services for individuals and their primary caregivers; (D) evidence-based health promotion programs, including programs related to the prevention and mitigation of the effects of chronic disease (including osteoporosis, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease), infectious disease, and vaccine-preventable disease, prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, as well as alcohol and substance abuse reduction, chronic pain management, smoking cessation, weight loss and control, stress management, falls prevention, physical activity, and improved nutrition; (E) programs regarding physical fitness, group exercise, and music therapy, art therapy, and dance-movement therapy, including programs for multigenerational participation that are provided by— (i) an institution of higher education; (ii) a local educational agency, as defined in section 8801 of title 20; or (iii) a community-based organization; (F) home injury control services, including screening of high-risk home environments and provision of educational programs on injury prevention (including fall and fracture prevention) in the home environment; (G) screening for the prevention of depression and screening for suicide risk, coordination of community mental and behavioral health services, provision of educational activities, and referral to psychiatric and psychological services; (H) screening for fall-related traumatic brain injury and other fall-related injuries, coordination of treatment, rehabilitation and related services, and referral services related to such injury or injuries; (I) educational programs on the availability, benefits, and appropriate use of preventive health services covered under title XVIII of the Social Security Act ( 42 U.S.C. 1395 et seq.); (J) medication management screening and education to prevent incorrect medication and adverse drug reactions; (K) information concerning diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation concerning age-related diseases and chronic disabling conditions, including osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders with neurological and organic brain dysfunction; (L) services that are a part of responses to a public health emergency or emerging health threat; (M) gerontological counseling; (N) screening for the prevention of negative health effects associated with social isolation and coordination of supportive services and health care to address negative health effects associated with social isolation; and (O) counseling regarding social services and followup health services based on any of the services described in subparagraphs (A) through (N). The term shall not include services for which payment may be made under titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act ( 42 U.S.C. 1395 et seq., 1396 et seq.).


42 USC § 3002(14)

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