Performance Improvement 2011-2012. What Services Should the Comprehensive Women's Preventive Services Guidelines Include and How Should They Be Reviewed and Updated?


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)

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