Clancy Slide 17

Director's Update

Text version of slide presentation from a National Advisory Council meeting.

Affordable Care Act (ACA) & U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

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  • ACA reauthorized USPSTF & AHRQ's support of the USPSTF:
    • New duty for USPSTF—Report to Congress on Research Gaps.
  • ACA linked insurance coverage to USPSTF & other similar bodies (ACIP [Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices], Bright Futures):
    • For Medicare: Similar to MIPPA [Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008], coverage for "A" & "B" services.
    • For Medicaid: Financial incentive through increase in FMAP [Federal Medical Assistance Percentages] for States that cover "A" & "B" services.
    • For private insurance: Coverage for "A" & "B" services and elimination of co-payments.

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Current as of November 2012
Internet Citation: Clancy Slide 17: Director's Update. November 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2011-07-nac/clancy/clancysl17.html