HHS Issues Regulations for Preventive Benefits

Private insurers will be required to cover certain preventive benefits -- such as mammograms and colonoscopies -- without requiring patients to pay deductibles or copays, according to rules issued today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The interim final regulations, which take effect on Sept. 23, require private health plans to cover all preventive services given an "A" or "B" recommendation by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, as well as preventive services...Full Story
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