H&W Preventive Services Task Force Release:  Thyroid Cancer Screenings

Section 2713 of the Public Health Service Act (the “Act’), as added by the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), requires group health plans and health insurance issuers that are not grandfathered health plans to provide a wide array of preventive care items and services with no cost-sharing. This means that no deductibles, copays, coinsurance, or other cost-sharing measures otherwise imposed on plan participants can be imposed for specified in-network preventive care services.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released a final recommendation statement on screening for thyroid cancer. The Task Force found that clinicians should not screen for thyroid cancer in adults who have no signs or symptoms of the disease.

Compliancedashboard provides additional information relating to the ACA Preventive Care Coverage Requirements.



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