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Prevention Services provided by The Affordable Care Act

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Some people think that The Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare is not a good health plan, when compared to other policies that are in existence today.

To help dispel that idea, I would like to include preventative services that are covered under the Affordable Care Act. After you read this list below, you will realize how complete the affordable act is as far as coverage. Actually the coverage is rated in three groups.

The three groups of coverage are as follows:

1) Covered Preventative Services for Adults
2) Covered Preventative Services for Women, Including Pregnant Women
3) Covered Preventative Services for Children

There are 15 Covered Preventitive Services for Adults.

1) Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - This is a one time screening for men of specified ages who have ever smoked

2) Alcohol Misuse - screening and counseling

3) Aspirin - use for men and women of certain ages

4) Blood Pressure - screening for all adults

5) Cholestrol - screen for adults of certain ages or at higher risk

6) Colorectal Cancer - screening for adults over 50

7) Depression - screening for adults

8) Type 2 Diabetes - screening for adults with high blood pressure

9) Diet - counseling for adults at higher risk for chronic disease

10) HIV - screening for all adults at higher risk

11) Immunization - vaccines for adults -- doses, recommended ages, and recommended populations vary:

     a) Hepatitis A
     b) Hepatitis B
     c) Herpes Zoster
     d) Human Papillomavirus
     e) Influenza (Flu Shot)
     f) Measles, Mumps, Rubella
     g) Menigococcal
     h) Pneumococcal
     i) Tetanus, Dipheria, Pertussis
     j) Varicella

12) Obesity - screening and counseling for all adults

13) Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) - prevention counseling for adults at higher risk

14) Tobacco Use - screening for all adults and cessation interventions for tobacco users

15) Syphilis - screening for all adults at higher risk

There are 22 Covered Preventitive Services for Women, Including Pregnant Woman.

1) Anemia - screening on a routine basis for pregnant women

2) Bacteriuria - urinary tract or other infection screening for pregnant woman

3) BRCA - counseling about genetic testing for women at higher risk

4) Breast Cancer Mammography - screenings every 1 to 2 years for women over 40

5) Breast Canceer Chemoprevention - counseling for women at higher risk

6) Breastfeeding - comprehensive support and counseling from trained providers, as well as access to breastfeeding supplies, for pregnant and nursing women

7) Cervical Cancer - screening for sexually acive women

8) Chlamydia Invection - screening for younger women and other women at higher risk

9) Contraception - Food and Drug Administration - approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling, not including abortifacient drugs

10) Domestic and interpersonal violence - screening and counseling for all women

11) Folic Acid - supplements for women who may become pregnant

12) Gestational diabetes - screening for women 24 to 28 weeks pregnant and those at high risk of developing gestational diabetes

13) Gonorrhea - screening for all women at higher risk

14) Hepatitis B - screening for pregnant women at their first prenatal visit

15) Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) - screening and counseling for sexually active women

16) Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA Test - high risk HPV DNA testing every three years for women with normal cytology results who are 30 or older

17) Osteoporosis - screening for women over age 60 depending on risk factors

18) Rh Incompatibility - screening for all pregnant women and follow-up testing for women at higher risk

19) Tobacco Use - screening and interventions for all women, and expanded counseling for pregnant tobacco users

20) Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) - counseling for sexually active women

21) Syphilis - screening for all pregnant women or other women at increased risk

22) Well-woman visits - to obtain recommended preventative services

There are 26 covered preventative services for children. They are as follows:

1) Alcohol and Drug Use - assessments for adolescents

2) Autism - screening for children at 18 and 24 months

3) Behavioral - assessments for children of all ages up to 17 years of age

4) Blood Pressure - screening for children

5) Cervical Dysplasia - screening for sexually active females

6) Congenital Hypothyroidism - screening for newborns

7) Depression - screening for adolescents

8) Developmental - screening for children under age 3, and surveillance throughout childhood

9) Dyslipidemia - screening for children at higher risk of lipid disorders up through age of 17

10)Fluoride Chemoprevention - supplements for children without fluoride in their water source

11) Gonorrhea - preventative medication for the eyes of all newborns

12) Hearing - screening for all newborns

13) Height, Weight and Body Mass Index - measurements for children through ages 17

14) Hematocrit or Hemoglobin - screening for children

15) Hemoglobinopathies - or sickle cell screening for newborns

16) HIV - screening for adolescents at higher risk

17) Immunization - vaccines for children from birth to age 18 -- doses, recommended ages, and recommended populations vary

a) Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
b) Haemophilus influenzae type b
c) Hepatitis A
d) Hepatitis B
e) Human Papillomavirus
f) Inactivated Poliovirus
g) Influenza (Flu Shot)
h) Measles, Mumps, Rubella
i) Meningococcal
j) Pneumococcal
k) Rotavirus
l) Varicella

18) Iron - supplements for children ages 6 to 12 months at risk for anemia

19) Lead - screening for children at risk of exposure

20) Medical History - for all children throughout development up through age 17

21) Obesity - screening and counseling

22) Oral Health - risk assessment for young children

23) Phenylketonuria (PKU) - screening for this genetic disorder in newborns

24)Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) - prevention counseling and screening for adolescents at higher risk

25) Tuberculin - testing for children at higher risk of tuberculosis up through age 17 years

26) Vision - screening for all children


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