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Priority on prevention

Annual checkup:

As a result of recent health care reform legislation, most health insurance plans allow you to receive certain eligible preventative care services without co-payments or other cost sharing when these services are provided by an in-network provider.
This means that certain eligible preventative services, including screenings, checkups and counseling, are covered with no out-of-pocket cost if you:
  • See an in-network health care professional; and
  • Receive only preventative care services during your visit.

Preventive Services Covered Under the Affordable Care Act

If you have a new health insurance plan or insurance policy beginning on or after September 23, 2010, the following preventive services must be covered without your having to pay a copayment or co-insurance or meet your deductible. This applies only when these services are delivered by a network provider.

16 Covered Preventive Services for Adults

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm one-time screening for men of specified ages who have ever smoked
  • Alcohol Misuse screening and counseling
  • Aspirin use for men and women of certain ages
  • 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 (Flu Shot)
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
    • Meningococcal
    • Pneumococcal
    • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis
    • Varicella
  • Obesity screening and counseling for all adults
  • 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
 

22 Covered Preventive Services for Women, Including Pregnant Women

The eight new prevention-related health services marked with an asterisk ( * ) must be covered with no cost-sharing in plan years starting on or after August 1, 2012.

  • 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 1 to 2 years for women over 40
  • Breast Cancer Chemoprevention counseling for women at higher risk
  • Breastfeeding comprehensive support and counseling from trained providers, as well as access to breastfeeding supplies, for pregnant and nursing women*
  • Cervical Cancer screening for sexually active women
  • Chlamydia Infection screening for younger women and other women at higher risk
  • Contraception: Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling, not including abortifacient drugs*
  • Domestic and interpersonal violence screening and counseling for all women*
  • Folic Acid supplements for women who may become pregnant
  • Gestational diabetes screening for women 24 to 28 weeks pregnant and those at high risk of developing gestational diabetes*
  • Gonorrhea screening for all women at higher risk
  • Hepatitis B screening for pregnant women at their first prenatal visit
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) screening and counseling for sexually active women*
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA Test: high risk HPV DNA testing every three years for women with normal cytology results who are 30 or older*
  • 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 Infections (STI) counseling for sexually active women*
  • Syphilis screening for all pregnant women or other women at increased risk
  • Well-woman visits to obtain recommended preventive services*

(Effective August 1, 2012)

 
Dr. Litvinova does not believe that preventative care services covered by recent Health Care Reform give the full information about person’s health and can result in missing possibility to early diagnose and prevent potentially serious and complex medical conditions. For this reason Dr. Litvinova performs additional tests and screenings to ensure that these conditions are prevented, diagnosed and treated at very early stages. These tests include:
  • Vitamin level screening
  • Thyroid panel screening
  • STD screening for sexually active patients
  • Hepatitis screening
  • Complete Urinalysis
  • ECG
  • Glaucoma screening
  • Hearing tests
  • Broncho evaluation test
  • Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) test
Dr. Litvinova believes that these services are giving the much better picture of the patient health, and would help early diagnose, address and prevent many chronic conditions including, but not limited to:
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Frequent headaches
  • Glaucoma
  • Hashimoto disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Heart problems
  • Hearing loss
  • Blood circulation and blood vessels problems
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
For your annual checkup, please fast for at least 8 hours prior to being seen by the Dr. Litvinova and her staff.