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ACA Preventive Care Updates Effective July 2015

Aug 14, 2015

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) added two recommendations regarding sexually transmitted infections counseling and low dose aspirin for preeclampsia prevention to be effective July 1, 2015, regardless of the group effective date. In addition, on May 11, 2015, CMS issued additional guidelines for women’s preventive care services, specifically regarding the coverage of female contraceptives, sex-specific recommended covered services, and genetic counseling for BRCA related cancer.

While the USPSTF recommendations and CMS FAQ 26 only apply to Non-Grandfathered (NG) plans, effective July 1, 2015 all of Health Net’s NG, GF+ and GF plans are in compliance with the USPSTF recommendations and the CMS guidance. As a reminder, NG and Grandfathered Plus (GF+) plans may not include a member cost share for preventive services. There are no changes to the preventive care flyer and no action is required on your part.


Additional Information about the new USPSTF Recommendations


Additional Information about CMS FAQ 26

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