NYC Health Commissioner Letter to Support Medicare Coverage of Hep B Screening

August 5, 2016

Mary T. Bassett, MD, MPH, Commissioner of the NYC Health Department, wrote a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) fully supporting the CMS decision memo proposing to cover hepatitis B screening at no cost to Medicare beneficiaries who are at high risk as defined by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

This is in response to the CMS agreement to create a National Coverage Determination for Hep B screening.

Essentially, this means that if  finalized by CMS, Hep B screening should be covered for Medicare beneficiaries who fall into a high risk group identified within a primary care setting.

History

Feb 18, 2016

Mary T. Bassett, MD, MPH, Commissioner of the NYC Health Department, wrote a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)  in support of a policy change to include Hepatitis B screening of high risk individuals as a covered Medicare preventive service.

Dr. Bassett’s letter was in response to a call for comments for this policy change.

For more information about the policy, click here.

 

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