Expansion Proposed For Women’s Health Services Without A Copay

The range of preventive health services covered without a copay could be extended to include condoms and vasectomies.

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The range of preventive health services covered without a copay could be extended to include condoms and vasectomies.

Media for Medical/UIG via Getty Images

The list of preventive services that women can receive without paying anything out of pocket under the health law could grow if recommendations from a group of mostly medical providers are adopted by federal officials later this year.

The draft recommendations, which are open for public comment until Sept. 30, update the eight recommended preventive services for women. The list was developed by the Institute of Medicine (now called the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) to build on existing recommendations and fill in gaps that weren’t addressed in the health law. Under the IOM list, which took effect in 2012, most health plans are required to cover well-woman visits, screening and/or counseling for sexually transmitted

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/09/27/495492365/expansion-proposed-for-women-s-health-services-without-a-copay?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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