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Slide 32. New Federal Initiatives Change in Reimbursements

Presentation describes the methods used by the US Preventive Services Task Force to develop recommendations.

New Federal Initiatives Change in Reimbursements

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  • Reimbursement for services has been an impediment to consistently providing preventive/wellness services in a busy clinic environment. Recent legislation has removed this barrier.
  • Free Preventive Care Under Medicare—Eliminates co-payments for preventive services and exempts preventive services from deductibles under the Medicare program. Effective beginning January 1, 2011.
  • Free Preventive Care Under New Private Plans—Requires new private plans to cover preventive services with no co-payments and with preventive services being exempt from deductibles. Effective 6 months after enactment [9/23/10].

New England Journal of Medicine, Promoting Prevention through the Affordable Care Act, 10.1056/NEJM1008560

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Internet Citation: Slide 32. New Federal Initiatives Change in Reimbursements. Content last reviewed October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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