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New Preventive Care Gudelines

Posted on August 15, 2012 at 1:41 PM
Did you know that many preventive care services are now required to be provided to you without cost-sharing?  Check out the list below from www.informedonreform.com for a general list of services to be offered without copay, coinsurance, or deductible.
 
Evidence-based preventive services:
This list of items is from the current recommendations of the United States Preventive Services Task Force. This broad list generally includes:
  • Breast cancer and cervical cancer screenings
  • Colon cancer screenings
  • Screening for iron deficiency anemia in pregnancy
  • Screenings for diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure
 
Routine vaccinations:
A list of immunizations recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are included in the rule. They are considered routine for use with children, adolescents, and adults and range from childhood immunizations to periodic tetanus shots for adults.
 
Prevention for children:
The rule includes preventive care guidelines for children from birth to age 21 developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration with the American Academy of Pediatrics. Services include regular pediatrician visits, vision and hearing screening, developmental assessments, immunizations, and screening and counseling to address obesity.
 
Prevention for women:
The regulation mandates certain preventive care measures for women. These recommendations will be in place until new requirements for prevention for women are issued by the United States Preventive Services Task Force or appear in comprehensive guidelines supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration. The new requirements are expected to be released by August 1, 2011.
 
Breast cancer screening:
All women age 40 and over should have an annual mammogram.
 
To see a more extensive list of services offered Click Here.

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