Benchmarking preventive care utilization

Under the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), all health plans (other than those that choose to remain grandfathered) will be required to provide preventive services without copays, coinsurance, or other cost sharing. Although there is no way to tell exactly how the PPACA requirements will affect preventive care trends, it is safe to say that use of preventive services overall is likely to increase. This paper discusses existing preventive care utilization rates and compares them to a calculation of the recommended utilization rates.

2 thoughts on “Benchmarking preventive care utilization

  1. Thanks for the post….

    I was at a meeting last night of regional employers where Preventive Care and the ramifications of the Affordable Care act generated quite a bit of conversation.

    It will be interesting to see if preventive care trends start to change.

    Thanks again…

  2. I have no doubt that the “preventive care trends” will increase. I also think the sites most likely to perform such services will get a boost from this approach.

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