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JAMA Welcomes the US Preventive Services Task Force

JAMA Welcomes the US Preventive Services Task Force Opinion Editorials represent the opinions of the authors and JAMA EDITORIAL and not those of the American Medical Association. Howard Bauchner, MD; Phil B. Fontanarosa, MD, MBA; Robert M. Golub, MD The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) was created vidual or family plans must, at a minimum, provide coverage in 1984 by congressional authorization and “is an indepen- and not impose cost sharing for any evidence-based preven- dent group of national experts in prevention and evidence- tive services that receive a grade of A or B from the USPSTF. based medicine.” The intent Medicare and Medicaid are excluded from this provision of of the USPSTF is “to improve the ACA.” For services that are graded as non-A and non-B the health of all Americans by by the USPSTF, the ACA grants discretion about coverage Related articles pages 380 and making evidence-based rec- decisions to the payers. However, there are some concerns ommendations about clini- that linking recommendation grades to first-dollar coverage cal preventive services such as: screenings, counseling ser- policies may potentially place the USPSTF’s “analytic rigor at vices, and preventive medications.” risk by preventing members from concentrating on the sci- For more than 3 decades, the USPSTF http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

JAMA Welcomes the US Preventive Services Task Force

JAMA , Volume 315 (4) – Jan 26, 2016

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2016 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2015.18448
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26813207
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Abstract

Opinion Editorials represent the opinions of the authors and JAMA EDITORIAL and not those of the American Medical Association. Howard Bauchner, MD; Phil B. Fontanarosa, MD, MBA; Robert M. Golub, MD The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) was created vidual or family plans must, at a minimum, provide coverage in 1984 by congressional authorization and “is an indepen- and not impose cost sharing for any evidence-based preven- dent group of national experts in prevention and evidence- tive services that receive a grade of A or B from the USPSTF. based medicine.” The intent Medicare and Medicaid are excluded from this provision of of the USPSTF is “to improve the ACA.” For services that are graded as non-A and non-B the health of all Americans by by the USPSTF, the ACA grants discretion about coverage Related articles pages 380 and making evidence-based rec- decisions to the payers. However, there are some concerns ommendations about clini- that linking recommendation grades to first-dollar coverage cal preventive services such as: screenings, counseling ser- policies may potentially place the USPSTF’s “analytic rigor at vices, and preventive medications.” risk by preventing members from concentrating on the sci- For more than 3 decades, the USPSTF

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Published: Jan 26, 2016

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