Updated Preventive Services Requirement: Hepatitis C Screening for Adults and Adolescents

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends expanded screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued a revised recommended preventive service: screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in adults aged 18 to 79 years.

This recommendation expands the individuals recommended for screening from adults born between 1945-1965 and individuals at high risk to all adults aged 18-79. Non-grandfathered group health plans must cover this service, without cost-sharing, effective for plan years beginning on or after March 2, 2021 (January 1, 2022 for calendar year plans).

The ACA requires that non-grandfathered group health plans cover, without cost-sharing, all preventive services with an A or B rating from the USPSTF.

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Webinar

The Business Group hosted a webinar on Tuesday March 17, 2020 during which we discussed this and other regulatory developments for group health plans. Members can access the slides and recording at our Events page.

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