New Federal Initiatives Change in Reimbursements
- Reimbursement for services has been an impediment to consistently providing preventive/wellness services in a busy clinic environment. Recent legislation has removed this barrier.
- Free Preventive Care Under Medicare—Eliminates co-payments for preventive services and exempts preventive services from deductibles under the Medicare program.
Effective beginning January 1, 2011.
- Free Preventive Care Under New Private Plans—Requires new private plans to cover preventive services with no co-payments and with preventive services being exempt from deductibles.
Effective 6 months after enactment [9/23/10].
New England Journal of Medicine, Promoting Prevention through the Affordable Care Act, 10.1056/JEJM1008560
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