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US institute list eight services for women that all insurers should provide

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 22 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4668
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. 1Washington, DC

Basic preventive health services should include eight interventions specific to women that were identified as gaps in coverage, according to a study from the US Institute of Medicine (IOM).

Health insurance plans must begin to provide basic prevention services free of additional charge under healthcare reform provisions of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. The Department of Health and Human Services requested the study before making its final rules on what package of services must be covered under that provision of the law.

It asked the IOM to identify gaps in existing guidelines for prevention services as outlined by standing advisory committees to the department, and also to recommend …

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