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Do you know the Affordable Care Act of 2010 mandates insurance coverage by all insurances including Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurances to offer coverage for Obesity? The Affordable Care ...

Do you know the Affordable Care Act of 2010 mandates insurance coverage by all insurances including Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurances to offer coverage for Obesity? The Affordable Care Act will help make wellness and prevention services affordable and accessible to you by requiring health plans to cover preventive services and by eliminating cost-sharing. If you or your family enroll in a new health plan on or after September 23, 2010, then that plan will be required to cover recommended preventive services without charging you a copay, co-insurance or deductible.
Because of the Affordable Care Act and the new regulations, new health plans must offer
coverage without cost sharing for services that will prevent and control these diseases, like:
• Screening for obesity, and counseling from your doctor and other health professionals to
promote sustained weight loss, including dietary counseling from your doctor.
• Blood pressure screening.
• Counseling on the use of daily aspirin to reduce the risk of a stroke
• Tests to screen for high cholesterol and diabetes

15 Covered Preventive Services for Adults
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm one-time screening for men of specified ages who have ever smoked
Alcohol Misuse screening and counseling
Aspirin use for men and women of certain ages
Blood Pressure screening for all adults
Cholesterol screening for adults of certain ages or at higher risk
Colorectal Cancer screening for adults over 50
Depression screening for adults
Type 2 Diabetes screening for adults with high blood pressure
Diet counseling for adults at higher risk for chronic disease
HIV screening for all adults at higher risk
Immunization vaccines for adults--doses, recommended ages, and recommended populations vary:
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Herpes Zoster
Human Papillomavirus
Influenza (Flu Shot)
Measles, Mumps, Rubella
Meningococcal
Pneumococcal
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis
Varicella

Today, too many Americans don’t get the preventive health care they need to stay healthy, avoid or delay the onset of disease, lead productive lives, and reduce health care costs. Often because of cost, Americans use preventive services at about half the recommended rate. Yet chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes – which are responsible for 7 of 10 deaths among Americans each year and account for 75 percent of the nation’s health spending – often are preventable. Cost sharing (including deductibles, coinsurance, or copayments) reduces the likelihood that preventive services will be used.
The Affordable Care Act – the health insurance reform legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama - will help make prevention affordable and
accessible for all Americans by requiring health plans to cover preventive services and by
eliminating cost sharing. See this slide show to learn more the covered preventive services including obesity coverage for all adult

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    • W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers Of America - Lose Weight, Sleep Better & Live Longer!15 Covered Preventive Services for Adults1.Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm one-time screening for men of specified ages who have eversmoked2.Alcohol Misuse screening and counseling3.Aspirin use for men and women of certain ages4.Blood Pressure screening for all adults5.Cholesterol screening for adults of certain ages or at higher risk6.Colorectal Cancer screening for adults over 501(800)W8MD-007 NE Philadelphia, And King Of Prussia in PA New York City Stamford, CT
    • W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers Of America - Lose Weight, Sleep Better & Live Longer!7.Depression screening for adults8.Type 2 Diabetes screening for adults with high blood pressure9.Diet counseling for adults at higher risk for chronic disease10.HIV screening for all adults at higher risk11.Immunization vaccines for adults--doses, recommended ages, and recommendedpopulations vary:Hepatitis AHepatitis BHerpes ZosterHuman PapillomavirusInfluenza (Flu Shot)Measles, Mumps, RubellaMeningococcalPneumococcalTetanus, Diphtheria, PertussisVaricellaLearn more about immunizations and see the latest vaccine schedules.1(800)W8MD-007 NE Philadelphia, And King Of Prussia in PA New York City Stamford, CT
    • W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers Of America - Lose Weight, Sleep Better & Live Longer!12.Obesity screening and counseling for all adults13.Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) prevention counseling for adults at higher risk14.Tobacco Use screening for all adults and cessation interventions for tobacco users15.Syphilis screening for all adults at higher risk1(800)W8MD-007 NE Philadelphia, And King Of Prussia in PA New York City Stamford, CT
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    • W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers Of America - Lose Weight, Sleep Better & Live Longer!22 Covered Preventive Services for Women, IncludingPregnant WomenThe eight new prevention-related health services marked with an asterisk ( * ) must becovered with no cost-sharing in plan years starting on or after August 1, 2012.1.Anemia screening on a routine basis for pregnant women2.Bacteriuria urinary tract or other infection screening for pregnant women3.BRCA counseling about genetic testing for women at higher risk4.Breast Cancer Mammography screenings every 1 to 2 years for women over 405.Breast Cancer Chemoprevention counseling for women at higher risk6.Breastfeeding comprehensive support and counseling from trained providers, as well asaccess to breastfeeding supplies, for pregnant and nursing women*7.Cervical Cancer screening for sexually active women8.Chlamydia Infection screening for younger women and other women at higher risk9.Contraception: Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods, sterilizationprocedures, and patient education and counseling, not including abortifacient drugs*1(800)W8MD-007 NE Philadelphia, And King Of Prussia in PA New York City Stamford, CT
    • W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers Of America - Lose Weight, Sleep Better & Live Longer!10.Domestic and interpersonal violence screening and counseling for all women*11.Folic Acid supplements for women who may become pregnant12.Gestational diabetes screening for women 24 to 28 weeks pregnant and those at high riskof developing gestational diabetes*13.Gonorrhea screening for all women at higher risk14.Hepatitis B screening for pregnant women at their first prenatal visit15.Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) screening and counseling for sexually activewomen*16.Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA Test: high risk HPV DNA testing every three years forwomen with normal cytology results who are 30 or older*17.Osteoporosis screening for women over age 60 depending on risk factors18.Rh Incompatibility screening for all pregnant women and follow-up testing for women athigher risk19.Tobacco Use screening and interventions for all women, and expanded counseling forpregnant tobacco users20.Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) counseling for sexually active women*21.Syphilis screening for all pregnant women or other women at increased risk22.Well-woman visits to obtain recommended preventive services*Learn more about Affordable Care Act Rules on Expanding Access to Preventive Services forWomen.(Effective August 1, 2012)1(800)W8MD-007 NE Philadelphia, And King Of Prussia in PA New York City Stamford, CT
    • W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers Of America - Lose Weight, Sleep Better & Live Longer!26 Covered Preventive Services for Children1.Alcohol and Drug Use assessments for adolescents2.Autism screening for children at 18 and 24 months3.Behavioral assessments for children of all agesAges: 0 to 11 months, 1 to 4 years, 5 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years, 15 to 17 years.4.Blood Pressure screening for childrenAges: 0 to 11 months, 1 to 4 years, 5 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years, 15 to 17 years.5.Cervical Dysplasia screening for sexually active females6.Congenital Hypothyroidism screening for newborns7.Depression screening for adolescents8.Developmental screening for children under age 3, and surveillance throughout childhood9.Dyslipidemia screening for children at higher risk of lipid disordersAges: 1 to 4 years, 5 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years, 15 to 17 years.10.Fluoride Chemoprevention supplements for children without fluoride in their water source11.Gonorrhea preventive medication for the eyes of all newborns12.Hearing screening for all newborns13.Height, Weight and Body Mass Index measurements for childrenAges: 0 to 11 months, 1 to 4 years, 5 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years, 15 to 17 years.14.Hematocrit or Hemoglobin screening for children15.Hemoglobinopathies or sickle cell screening for newborns16.HIV screening for adolescents at higher risk17.Immunization vaccines for children from birth to age 18 —doses, recommended ages, andrecommended populations vary:Diphtheria, Tetanus, PertussisHaemophilus influenzae type bHepatitis AHepatitis BHuman PapillomavirusInactivated Poliovirus1(800)W8MD-007 NE Philadelphia, And King Of Prussia in PA New York City Stamford, CT
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