Performance Improvement 2001. NAS/Institute of Medicine Study (IOM) on Preventive Services


This is an analysis of the expansion or modification of preventive or other services covered by Medicare. The study includes coverage of: (1) nutrition therapy, including parenteral and enteral nutrition; (2) skin cancer screening; (3) medically necessary dental care; (4) routing patient care costs for beneficiaries enrolled in approved clinical trial programs; and (5) elimination of time limitation for coverage of immunosuppressive drugs for transplant patients. The IOM will consider both short-term and long-term benefits and costs to the Medicare program.


AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Clinical Standards & Quality

FEDERAL CONTACT: Kathy Pirotte, 410-786-6774

PIC ID: 7174

PERFORMER: National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC