Examines Medicare coverage of clinical preventive services. Reviews Medicare program and history of Congressional actions that added coverage of various clinical preventive services under Medicare, including a comprehensive health assessment for new Medicare beneficiaries, and a new administrative authority of the Secretary of HHS to expand Medicare coverage of preventive services. Explains how Medicare makes coverage decisions for its services, including preventive services. Discusses several advisory groups, including the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and their recommendations regarding effectiveness of clinical preventive services, Medicare coverage of these services, or related matters. Considers whether clinical preventive services help Medicare control costs and utilization of Medicare clinical preventive services, and how it might it be improved. Addresses provisions of H.R. 3962 as passed by the House, and the amendment to H.R. 3590 as introduced in the Senate, regarding Medicare coverage of preventive services.
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