HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Partnership for Prevention and ACPM commend expanded coverage of preventive services under Medicare

Washington, DC Partnership for Prevention, a nonprofit organization devoted to helping Americans prevent disease and injury, welcomes new proposed rules from the Department of Health and Human Services to expand coverage for preventive services under Medicare as "a step in the right direction." The proposed rules were also well received by the American College of Preventive Medicine, the professional society of physicians who specialize in preventive medicine.

Under proposed rules announced Tuesday, in 2005 Medicare will begin covering initial comprehensive physical examinations for new Medicare beneficiaries and will expand coverage for cardiovascular and diabetes screening. Previous legislation expanded Medicare coverage for a number of cancer screening tests, immunizations, and other preventive services proven to save lives and improve the health of seniors.

"Prevention is common sense, and it's good policy," said Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, MBA, chair of Partnership for Prevention. "Chronic diseases that afflict millions of Americans and drive up the cost of health care can be reduced in incidence and severity by evidence-based preventive measures. The more Medicare covers preventive services that have been proven to save lives, the better for the health of beneficiaries and the better for taxpayers. This new provision is an important step in a longer, overdue journey to modernize preventive care for America's seniors."

Coverage of a comprehensive clinical evaluation as beneficiaries enter the Medicare program, as proposed under the new rules, provides an opportunity for physicians to identify and address health habits, such as smoking, physical inactivity and poor nutrition, which are the leading underlying causes of death in the United States. The proposed rules would cover education, counseling, and referrals regarding these risk factors and other issues identified during the comprehensive clinical assessment. The visi
'"/>

Contact: John M. Clymer
jclymer@prevent.org
202-833-0009
American College of Preventive Medicine
29-Jul-2004


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Global Nursing Partnerships conference addresses international nursing shortage
2. Prevention program curbs drug abuse among middle-school youth
3. Prevention Research Center to study benefits of home-based exercise in heart failure
4. Prevention of eye attacks
5. Causes, Prevention Of Dwarfism Are Goals Of International Skeletal Dysplasia Registry At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
6. Emory Receives $14 Million Federal Grant To Coordinate 50-Site Brain Attack Prevention Trial
7. Study Shows That Pediatricians Play Crucial Role In Violence Prevention
8. AIDS Prevention: Does It Work? Paper Suggests New Way To Assess Prevention Programs
9. Acute Urinary Retention And BPH-Related Surgery: Predicting Those At Highest Risk And Prevention With Finasteride
10. Secondary Prevention Of Heart Disease Should Be Improved
11. Deaths Related To Intrapartum Asphyxia - Is There A Problem With Prevention?

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/31/2020)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... leadership experience working, both directly with persons with autism and other developmental disabilities, ... expertise includes early intervention, parent education, adolescents with autism, school consultation, and staff ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... ... CEO Craig Mandeville was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Florida Award ... entrepreneurial business leaders whose ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity as they build ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... 28, 2020 , ... With in-person gluten-free events being canceled ... the specialty-diet community connect with great, gluten-free brands. At the Online Nourished ... with brands & watch over 50 educational classes... all online from the comfort ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... A July 27 ... individuals are at an increased risk of developing severe COVID-19 symptoms. The article ... however, because the same organ systems that the coronavirus attacks are already suffering ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... August 27, 2020 , ... Evolution Labs announced today that ... students with Suite360:Mental Health and Prevention, a program developed to help students navigate ... Prevention. , Florida schools and districts must provide their students with preventative lessons ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... August 26, 2020 , ... As the U.S. struggles in ... routine for preventing the Coronavirus. Wear a mask, keep your distance, wash your hands. ... Denis Burkitt said it best in 1977, “How much better it is to prevent ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... August 26, 2020 , ... Hero Life Sciences announced today ... million 3 ply surgical disposable face masks and N95 respirators in its manufacturing plant ... the challenge that most Americans are facing in trying to find quality disposable face ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... DIEGO (PRWEB) , ... August 26, 2020 , ... ... announced today the appointment of Claude E. Hooton as President and Chief Executive ... role of Executive Chairman of the company’s Board of Managers. , Mr. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: