The Institute of Medicine is expected to release a new report this week with recommendations of preventive services for women that should be offered at a reduced cost.
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, those enrolled in private health plans will have reduced copayments for specific preventive services. The list of approved preventable services, such as cancer screenings, colonoscopies and flu shots, is selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. On July 20, the IOM will release “Clinical Preventive Services for Women: Closing the Gap,” a report that reviews the current list of approved ACA preventive services for women, examines screenings and services that have been shown to be effective and recommends those that should be considered for inclusion in the guidelines.
Check back here next week when we’ll discuss highlights of the report.