coverage continues for mammograms despite guidelines

After the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended that women begin annual mammograms after age 50 instead of 40, fears grew that women would be restricted from having mammograms at the earlier age. While there is disagreement between patients and physicians in acceptance of the new guidelines, the recommendation has not translated into rejection of mammograms ordered by physicians. Thankfully, it appears that if physicians order mammograms, insurance coverage is provided.

News York Times article 2/15/10

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© 2004-2010 Donna Peach. All rights reserved.

One response to “coverage continues for mammograms despite guidelines

  1. Thank you for sharing, Donna! We at Living Beyond Breast Cancer hope that women will continue to advocate for their health. If something feels abnormal, talk to your doctor!

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