July 30, 2004

Partnership for Prevention and ACPM commend expanded coverage of preventive services under Medicare

Washington, DC Partnership for Prevention, a nonprofit organization devoted to helping Americans prevent disease and injury, welcomes new proposed rules from the Department of Health and Human Services to expand coverage for preventive services under Medicare as "a step in the right direction." The proposed rules were also well received by the American College of Preventive Medicine, the professional society of physicians who specialize in preventive medicine.

Under proposed rules announced Tuesday, in 2005 Medicare will begin covering initial comprehensive physical examinations for new Medicare beneficiaries and will expand coverage for cardiovascular and diabetes screening. Previous legislation expanded Medicare coverage for a number of cancer screening tests, immunizations, and other preventive services proven to save lives and improve the health of seniors.

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Posted by gruwell at July 30, 2004 1:43 PM