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Covered Preventive Services

For Commercial Group and Individual Plans

The following list reflects the preventive services covered under the Affordable Care Act in the 2012 benefit year and is consistent with the Federal mandates found here. This indicates the services covered in full without being applied to co-insurance. This applies only when services are delivered by a network provider.

Covered Preventive Services for Adults

Covered Preventive
Services for Women
(Including pregnant women)


Covered Preventive
Services for Children


  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, one-time screening for men of specified ages who have smoked.
  • Alcohol Misuse screening and counseling.
  • Aspirin use for men and women of certain ages. (Dean covers consultation with your physician regarding aspirin use. Aspirin must still be purchased as an over the counter medication.)
  • Blood Pressure screening for all adults.
  • Cholesterol screening for adults of certain ages or at higher risk.
  • Colorectal Cancer screening for adults over 50.
  • Depression screening for adults.
  • Type 2 Diabetes screening for adults with high blood pressure.
  • Diet counseling for adults at higher risk for chronic disease.
  • HIV screening for all adults at higher risk.
  • Immunization vaccines for adults. Doses, recommended ages and recommended populations vary:
    • Hepatitis A
    • Hepatitis B
    • Herpes Zoster
    • Human Papillomavirus
    • Influenza
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
    • Meningococcal
    • Pneumococcal
    • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis
    • Varicella
  • Obesity screening and counseling for all adults.
  • Preventative Care Visits for routine screenings and preventive services.
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) prevention counseling for adults at higher risk.
  • Tobacco Use screening for all adults and cessation interventions for tobacco users.
  • Syphilis screening for all adults at higher risk.
  • Anemia screening on a routine basis for pregnant women.
  • Bacteriuria urinary tract or other infection screening for pregnant women.
  • BRCA counseling about genetic testing for women at higher risk.
  • Breast Cancer Mammography screenings every one to two years for women over 40.
  • Breast Cancer Chemoprevention counseling for women at higher risk.
  • Breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling in conjunction with each birth of a child.*
  • Cervical Cancer screening for sexually active women.
  • Chlamydia Infection screening for younger women and other women at higher risk.
  • Contraceptive methods and counseling as prescribed.*†
  • Domestic Violence screening and counseling annually.*
  • Folic Acid supplements for women who may become pregnant.
  • Gestational Diabetes screening in pregnant women between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy and at the first prenatal visit for those pregnant women indentified to be at high risk for diabetes.*
  • Gonorrhea screening for all women at higher risk.
  • Hepatitis B screening for pregnant women at their first prenatal visit.
  • Human Immune-Deficiency Virus (HIV) annual screening and counseling for all sexually active women.*
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing in woman with normal cytology results every 3 years for women over 30.*
  • Osteoporosis screening for women over age 60 depending on risk factors.
  • Rh Incompatibility screening for all pregnant women and follow-up testing for women at higher risk.
  • Tobacco Use screening and interventions for all women, and expanded counseling for pregnant tobacco users.
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening and counseling for all sexually active women.*
  • Syphilis screening for all pregnant women or other women at increased risk.
  • Well-woman Preventive Care Visits annually for adult women to obtain the recommended services that are age and developmentally appropriate, including preconception and prenatal care.*

 

  • Alcohol and Drug Use assessments for adolescents.
  • Autism screening for children at 18 and 24 months.
  • Behavioral assessments for children of all ages.
  • Blood Pressure screening for children.
  • Cervical Dysplasia screening for sexually active females.
  • Congenital Hypothyroidism screening for newborns.
  • Depression screening for adolescents.
  • Developmental screening for children under age three, and surveillance throughout childhood.
  • Dyslipidemia screening for children at higher risk of lipid disorders.
  • Fluoride Chemoprevention supplements for children without fluoride in their water source.
  • Gonorrhea preventive medication for the eyes of all newborns.
  • Initial Hearing screening for all newborns.
  • Height, Weight and Body Mass Index measurements for children.
  • Hematocrit or Hemoglobin screening for children.
  • Hemoglobinopathies or sickle cell screening for newborns.
  • HIV screening for adolescents at higher risk.
  • Immunization vaccinesfor children from birth through age 17. Doses, recommended ages and recommended populations vary:
    • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
    • Haemophilus influenzae type b
    • Hepatitis A
    • Hepatitis B
    • Human Papillomavirus
    • Inactivated Poliovirus
    • Influenza
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
    • Meningococcal
    • Pneumococcal
    • Rotavirus
    • Varicella
  • Iron supplements for children ages six to 12 months at risk for anemia.
  • Lead screening for children at risk of exposure.
  • Medical History for all children throughout development.
  • Obesity screening and counseling.
  • Oral Health risk assessment for young children.
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU) screening for this genetic disorder in newborns.
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) prevention counseling and screening for adolescents at higher risk.
  • Tuberculin testing for children at higher risk of tuberculosis.
  • Vision screening for all children. Please note: this service is only covered as preventive when it’s done as part of a Well Baby Checkup. Any additional screenings or eye exam would have a diagnostic code therefore is not considered preventive.
  • Well Baby/Child Checkups for preventative care and services.

*Dean Health Plan will begin implementing the services noted with an asterisk upon the renewal dates of employer benefit contracts, beginning on or after August 1, 2012.

†Group health plans sponsored by certain religious employers, and group health insurance coverage in connection with such plans, are exempt from the requirement to cover contraceptive services. A religious employer is one that: (1) has the inculcation of religious values as its purpose; (2) primarily employs persons who share its religious tenets; (3) primarily serves persons who share its religious tenets; and (4) is a non-profit organization under Internal Revenue Service Code section 6033(a)(1) and section 6033(a)(3)(A)(i) or (iii). 45 C.F.R. §147.130(a)(1)(iv)(B).

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