Health Plan Implementation of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force A and B Recommendations -- Colorado, 2010

Rodriguez, Sara Russell; Osborne, Deb; Jacobellis, Jillian
October 2011
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;10/7/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 39, p1348
The article discusses a law passed by the state of Colorado with similar coverage requirements as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). The state's Department of Public Health and Environment interviewed medical directors of commercial health plans to determine how the Colorado health plans had interpreted state and federal laws. Interview results showed that these health plans have interpreted differently certain recommendations of the USPSTF including colorectal cancer screening.


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