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Health Care Reform and Annuals

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    I have someone in my organization telling me that under the new healthcare reform law, providers can no longer charge co-pays for annual physicials. Has anyone else heard this and you provide me with written guidance showing this, please?

    Thanks.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
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    Dawson,

    See if you find what you're looking for here:

    http://www.healthcare.gov/law/provis...ive/index.html

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    Thanks! So if I am understanding this correctly, no co-pays for the list of preventative services listed for all plans? Am I interpreting this correctly?
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
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    This is how I'm interpreting this.

    Removes Financial Barriers to Preventive Care

    The new rules – which eliminate cost-sharing for preventive services – will bring peace of mind to many Americans who delay or skip important preventive care because of costs.[2]

    Nationally, Americans use preventive services at about half the recommended rate.[3] An estimated 11 million children and 59 million adults have private insurance that does not cover adequately cover immunization, for instance.[4] Cost-sharing (including deductibles, co-insurance, or copayments) reduces the likelihood that preventive services will be used. One study found that the rate of women getting a mammogram went up as much as 9 % when cost-sharing was removed.[5]

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    Thanks so much for this info!
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
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