234245 Role of the US Preventive Services Task Force in the Patient Protection and Affordability Act

Saturday, November 6, 2010 : 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

Ned Calonge, MD, PhD , President and CEO, Colorado Trust, Denver, CO
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has been developing evidence-based prevention recommendations for the health care community since it was first formed in 1984. An independent panel of prevention, research and primary care experts, it is hosted by the Agency on Health Research and Quality and works with evidence-based practice centers and an explicit process. The Patient Protection and Affordability Act specifies that services that the USPSTF give an A or B recommendation for (recommends for provision) should be covered with “first dollar” coverage. This, together with the additional recognition of the recommendations of CDC's Task Force on Community Preventive Services, will likely have significant impact on the public health community

Learning Areas:
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Program planning

Learning Objectives:
Describe the role of recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force in the Patient Protection and Affordability Act’s coverage of preventive services.

Keywords: Health Care Reform, Primary Care

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the chair of the US Preventive Services Task Force, charged by Congress to synthesize the medical evidence for preventive services and make recommendations for use by primary clinicians
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.

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