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New ‘No-Cost Sharing Guidelines’ will provide Women with access to ‘Preventative Care’

August 2nd, 2012

The guidelines adopted by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Women’s Preventative Care Services became effective on August 1, 2012. The new Women’s Preventative Services guidelines are part of the Health Care Reform and were put into place to ensure that every woman has access to the necessary preventative care health services without cost-sharing. The changes become effective at the first renewal after August 1st.

Services that were once subject to copayments, a plan’s deductible, or other forms of cost-sharing, have now eliminated cost-sharing for certain preventative care services for women. These preventative services include:

• Well-woman visits
• Screening for Gestational Diabetes
• Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing for women 30 years and old
• Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) counseling, and HIV screening and counseling
• FDA-approved contraception methods and contraceptive counseling
• Breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling
• Domestic Violence Screening and Counseling

For more information, please contact your HRO HR Consultant.

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