This brief highlights data from a new survey of Medicaid coverage of 42 recommended preventive services for adults in Medicaid fee-for-service programs as of October 2010.i The survey focused on adult preventive services as Medicaid programs generally are not required to cover such services as opposed to preventive services for children, which states are required to cover in Medicaid as part of the Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit. The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured and Health Management Associates fielded the survey as part of the biennial update of the KCMU online Medicaid Benefits Database. Services included cancer screenings, STI screenings, services related to chronic conditions and health promotion as well as immunizations.
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