First Lady helps DHHS unveil new guidelines
Preventive Services Guidelines released
The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance was invited to attend a small event where the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) unveiled new preventive services guidelines. Under the guidelines, new insurance plans will cover numerous preventive screenings and services, including
- HPV vaccination
- BRCA counseling
- Breast cancer chemoprevention counseling
The list of covered services can be found here.
These services will be free of charge (no co-pay) under new plans beginning on or after September 23, 2010.
Beginning next year, Medicare beneficiaries will receive preventive services free of co-pay and will receive a free annual wellness exam. See more about Medicare benefits here.
Specific guidelines on women’s health services will be released in August.
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