Preventive Services Update Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Preventive Services Update Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Most health plans must cover a set of preventive services like shots and screening tests at no cost to you. This includes Marketplace private insurance plans. (Source: Healthcare.Gov)

Free Preventive Services

Heathcare.govAll Marketplace plans and many other plans must cover the following list of preventive services without charging you a co-payment or co-insurance. This is true even if you haven’t met your yearly deductible.

This applies only when these services are delivered by a network provider. (Source: Healthcare.Gov)

Preventive Services for Adults

A partial list of the free preventive services for adults are as follows (for a complete list, please click the button below):

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm one-time screening for men of specified ages who have ever smoked
  • Blood Pressure screening for all adults
  • Cholesterol screening for adults of certain ages or at higher risk
  • Colorectal Cancer screening for adults over 50
  • Depression screening for adults
  • Diabetes (Type 2) screening for adults with high blood pressure
  • Immunization vaccines for adults–doses, recommended ages, and recommended populations vary
  • UPDATE – Lung Cancer screening for high-risk members
  • Obesity screening and counseling for all adults

PREVENTIVE HEALTH SERVICES FOR ADULTS

LUNG CANCER SCREENING DETAILS HERE

Preventive Services for Women

A partial list of the free preventive services for women are as follows (for a complete list, please click the button below):

  • Anemia screening on a routine basis for pregnant women
  • Breast Cancer Genetic Test Counseling (BRCA), Breast Cancer Mammography screenings, Breast Cancer Chemoprevention
  • Breastfeeding comprehensive support and counseling
  • Contraception: FDA-approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling. This does not apply to health plans sponsored by certain exempt “religious employers.”
  • Domestic and interpersonal violence screening and counseling for all women
  • UPDATE – Lung Cancer screening for high-risk members
  • Osteoporosis screening for women over age 60 depending on risk factors
  • Well-woman visits to get recommended services for women under 65

PREVENTIVE HEALTH SERVICES FOR WOMEN

LUNG CANCER SCREENING DETAILS HERE

Preventive Services for Children

A partial list of the free preventive services for children are as follows (for a complete list, please click the button below):

  • Autism screening
  • Depression screening for adolescents
  • Developmental screening for children under age 3
  • Hearing screening for all newborns
  • Height, Weight and Body Mass Index measurements
  • Immunization vaccines for children from birth to age 18
  • Vision screening for all children

PREVENTIVE HEALTH SERVICES FOR CHILDREN

Additional information on preventive services can be found on Healthcare.Gov by clicking the button below:

PREVENTIVE SERVICES INFO

Summary of preventive services (as of 1/1/15) from our partner CareFirst Logo

2015 SUMMARY PREVENTIVE SERVICES FROM CAREFIRST

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