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Preventive Services

HIV/AIDS: Despite Progress, Much Work Remains
This Issue Brief details the transformation of the HIV/AIDS treatment landscape and offers suggestions for what employers can do to help eradicate the disease once and for all.
Sep 19, 2019
Public Policy Webinar: Update on ACA Preventive Services, State Leave Requirements, and Other New Guidance
During this webinar, we discuss new legal and regulatory developments for employer-sponsored plans, including the new USPSTF guidance on HIV prevention and new state leave laws.
Jun 25, 2019
New ACA Preventive Service Coverage Requirement for HIV (PrEP)
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a new recommendation that clinicians offer preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with effective antiretroviral therapy to persons who are at high risk of HIV acquisition.
Jun 12, 2019
Public Policy Alert: New ACA Coverage Requirement: Interventions to Prevent Perinatal Depression
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a new recommendation that that clinicians provide or refer pregnant and postpartum persons who are at increased risk of perinatal depression to counseling interventions. Non-grandfathered group health plans must cover this service, without cost-sharing, effective for plan years beginning on or after February 28, 2020 (January 1, 2021 for calendar year plans).
Feb 13, 2019
Losing Sleep Over Chronic Conditions: How One Company is Putting their Concerns to Rest
See how Southern Company implemented SleepCharge by FusionHealth to help their employees improve their long-term health. Learn how they drove engagement through the program as a means to preventing chronic conditions and reducing costs.
Feb 6, 2019
Coming Down the Pipeline: What's on the Horizon and How to Mitigate Your Plan's Exposure to Risk
This webinar takes a look at the historical impact of big-ticket specialty medications that are driving trend and learn what to look out for in the near future in terms of critical and/or costly new drugs entering the market.
Sep 13, 2018
Using Genetics To Guide Treatment
The world of genetics is quickly unfolding, having tremendous impact on the care received by employees and employers' health care costs. This webinar offers a snippet of information on each corner of genetics in health care: pharmacogenomics, genomic sequencing and molecular testing.
Sep 6, 2018
New Guidelines Redefine High Blood Pressure: Practical Implications for Large Employers
This webinar provides need-to-know information about new blood pressure guidelines and ways to engage employees in heart health programs.
Jan 23, 2018
Hepatitis B and Moms-to-Be
Provides mothers an overview on Hepatitis B and pregnancy, and promotes pre-natal and post-natal preventive care.
Aug 19, 2017
Know HBV: What Every Asian and Pacific Islander Should Know about Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer
Provides employees an overview on Hepatitis B, and promotes preventive services, treatment, and non-discrimination.
Aug 19, 2017
The Business Response to Hepatitis B: An Action Guide for Managers
Provides an overview on Hepatitis B and actionable strategies for employers on Hepatitis B screening, vaccination, and treatment.
Aug 19, 2017
Vaccinating Against the Flu: A Business Case
This issue brief outlines the rationale for why employers should promote flu prevention in the workplace.
Dec 1, 2016
ACA Key Plan Effective Dates for 2013-2018
This chart summarizes Affordable Care Act compliance deadlines applicable to group health plans for 2013-2018.
Aug 21, 2015
Seven Ways to Engage Managers in Employee Health and Well-being
This publication reviews each of 7 methods employers are using to maximize middle managers’ support of for health and well-being programs.
Nov 13, 2014
Preventive Services and Billing in the New World of the ACA
This Employer Alert discusses the main reasons why employees face unexpected costs, offers recommendations for large employers, and presents brief examples from health plans.
Feb 28, 2014
Letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Recommending Options to Establish a Coverage Process for USPSTF A and B Recommendations
The National Business Group on Health sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recommending policy options for processes to determine coverage guidelines for the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations and to assure that USPSTF places paramount importance on clinical evidence when making A or B recommendations.
Jan 29, 2014
Policy Options for Processes to Determine Coverage Guidelines for the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommendations
This public policy brief reviews the functions and history of the USPSTF, including changes made by the Affordable Care Act (ACA); outlines issues that have arisen from the provisions in the ACA; and offers options for addressing those issues.
Jan 29, 2014
Final Mental Health Parity Rules: What's Changed and What's the Same
During this webinar, we provide an overview of the new regulations under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and how they apply to group health plans.
Nov 22, 2013
A doctor’s office that’s all about you
This report from Consumer Reports focuses on patient-centered medical homes, which seek to provide comprehensive, continuous, well-coordinated medical care to patients.
Sep 20, 2013
Dr. Who? The next ‘doctor’ you see might be a nurse practitioner
This report from Consumer Reports focuses on nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other “advanced practice providers” who deliver care to patients.
Sep 20, 2013
The Buzz on BRCA Gene Mutations: What Employers Need to Know
The resources and information are intended to assist employers and benefit managers in understanding and explaining the issues around the high-profile issue of the BRCA gene mutation and breast cancer.
May 23, 2013
Colonoscopy: When you need it—and when you don’t
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about when its appropriate to have a colonoscopy. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American Gastroenterological Association for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
Mar 27, 2013
Comments to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommending a Rigorous Scientific Review of Evidence for A and B Preventive Services
The National Business Group on Health sent comments to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) regarding a deep and growing concern regarding the current direction of A and B recommendations from USPSTF which is leading us down a path towards indiscriminate testing and exacerbating the problem of health care affordability in the U.S.
Dec 10, 2012
Pap tests: When you need them and when you don't
This resource is intended to engage women in important conversations with their physicians about when its appropriate to get a Pap test. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American Academy for Family Physicians for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
May 30, 2012
New Regulations Requiring Coverage of Women's Preventive Services under PPACA
Recently, the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) released guidelines that require that non-grandfathered group health plans and insurers cover women's preventive services without cost-sharing under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Aug 2, 2011
Public Policy Alert: The Department of Labor Clarifies More Questions on Health Care Law
The Department of Labor (DoL) responded to a number of questions employers have on the grandfathered plan rules, the conflict between rescissions and COBRA, the preventive benefits requirements for non-grandfathered plans and the treatment of dental and vision plans.
Oct 19, 2010
Federal Agencies Release Regulations on Health Plan Requirements for Preventive Services
Non-grandfathered plans must cover the preventive services with no cost-sharing.
Jul 15, 2010

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