The Affordable Care Act requires new health plans to offer certain preventive health services and screenings without imposing cost sharing – including preventive services specifically for women as provided for in comprehensive guidelines supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration. This project convened a panel to identify gaps and propose services in addition to those rated A and B in the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guidelines, and recommend a process for regular review and updates to such guidelines.
Recommendations to Health and Human Services included coverage of the following services: well-woman visits; screening for gestational diabetes; human papillomavirus testing; counseling for sexually transmitted infections, counseling and screening for human immune deficiency virus; contraceptive methods and counseling; breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling; and screening and counseling for interpersonal and domestic violence.
Report Title: Clinical Preventive Services for Women: Closing the Gaps
Agency Sponsor: OASPE-OHP, Office of Health Policy
Federal Contact: Adelle Simmons, 202-690-6870
Performer: Institute of Medicine
Record ID: 9632 (Report issued July 1, 2011)