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Evolving landscape of preventive services

The introduction of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) brought about many legislative changes intended to improve the health of people in the United States. One such change was the introduction of mandatory coverage with no cost sharing for services determined to be “preventive.” Some examples of the services included on the A and B Recommendations lists of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) are blood pressure screening for adults, depression screening for adolescents and adults, intimate partner violence screening for women of reproductive age, and skin cancer behavioral counseling.

The USPSTF regularly updates its recommendations and the ACA preventive services list has been modified many times since the introduction of the ACA in 2014. In this paper, Milliman’s Barbara Collier and Michelle Klein examine the evolution of preventive services. They also discuss how these services have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

CORAL: A roadmap for ACA

Milliman’s Cost Relativity Analysis Model (CORAL) tool helps users estimate relative values of different health benefit plans. CORAL allows users to see how changing variables such as copays, deductibles, and coinsurance will affect per-member-per-month (PMPM) costs.

In this short film, Milliman consultants Michael Sturm, Barbara Collier, and Emily Jayne discuss how CORAL makes benefit calculations easy and helps businesses gauge the effects of healthcare reform.

To learn more about CORAL, click here.