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USPSTF Mammography Recommendations Should Be Specifically Excluded From Health Care Reform Legislation
Date:11/24/2009

are in good health," said Carol H. Lee, M.D., chair of the ACR Breast Imaging Commission.

The USPSTF is a panel funded and staffed by the HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) gave the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services the authority to consider USPSTF recommendations in Medicare coverage determinations. Private insurers may also incorporate the USPSTF recommendations as a cost-savings measure.

SOURCE American College of Radiology


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