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APHA: Medicaid should cover preventive care

May 1, 2013
by Donya Curry
The Nation's Health

Medicaid programs should cover preventive services that have been recommended by a physician, APHA said in comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Feb. 21.

The comments, in response to a proposed rule that addresses Medicaid and other programs, said requiring coverage of preventive services, “is an important step towards ensuring that Medicaid and (Children’s Health Insurance Programs) beneficiaries have access to available, recommended preventive services.”

The comment was initiated by Trust for America’s Health and Nemours and signed by 11 other public health and children’s health groups.

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