The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is an independent group that is composed of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine. The group makes recommendations that have significant impact on practice guidelines as well as reimbursement. Other governmental organizations such as the AHRQ are responsible for the scientific, technical, administrative, and dissemination support following release of the recommendations
The USPSTF Grade Definitions After July 2012
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Addresses Preventative Care Reimbursement that is Strongly Based on Key professional Recommendations Including USPSTF
Note: Above applies to ‘Non-Grandfathered Plans’ | Any plans established before 2010 would be considered “Grandfathered” and requirements regarding coverage without cost sharing may not apply | Some states may require coverage without cost sharing for older plans
Incorporating Evolving Evidence – Example Colorectal Cancer Screening 2021
Because no direct evidence compares different screening tests, and because local resources or patient factors may influence feasibility of different screening strategies, the USPSTF is unable to determine which tests are unequivocally “better” or “worse”
Individual Professional Comments
… the importance of several different factors that affect overall screening effectiveness, including the primary screening test, screening ages, screening interval, test characteristics, and follow-up protocols, including triage of screen-positive women
The USPSTF Releases Information via Email and/or Social Media
About U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Screening for Colorectal Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement | Cancer Screening, Prevention, Control | JAMA | JAMA Network
CDC: Preventive Service Coverage
USPSTF: Opportunity for Public Comment
ACR Comments on USPSTF Breast Cancer Screening DRP
Draft Recommendation Statement: Cervical Cancer: Screening | United States Preventive Services Taskforce (2017)
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