Coverage of Medicaid Preventive Services for Adults – A National Review

Source: Sara Wilensky, Elizabeth Gray, George Washington University, November 2012

There was significant variation among states in which services were covered under Medicaid for non‐elderly, non‐pregnant adults. While some research has been published examining Medicaid coverage of select preventive services, there has not been a comprehensive look at state‐level Medicaid coverage of preventive services for adults. This study is intended to provide a better understanding of Medicaid coverage of preventive services for adults in the current state programs, help guide federal policymakers as they make decisions about the criteria qualifying a state for the FMAP increase, and inform state policy makers as they consider the level of preventive benefits and services to offer should they expand Medicaid in 2014….
Existing Medicaid Beneficiaries Left Off The Affordable Care Act’s Prevention Bandwagon
Source: Sara E. Wilensky, Elizabeth A. Gray, Health Affairs, Vol. 32 no. 7, July 2013
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