Medicare to Cover HIV Screening Tests

February 18, 2010
Jamie L. Habib

Drug Benefit Trends, Drug Benefit Trends Vol 22 No 1, Volume 22, Issue 1

The list of covered preventive services for Medicare beneficiaries has expanded to include screening for HIV infection, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This test will now be available to Medicare beneficiaries at increased risk for HIV infection, including women who are pregnant and any Medicare beneficiary of any age who requests testing.1

The list of covered preventive services for Medicare beneficiaries has expanded to include screening for HIV infection, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This test will now be available to Medicare beneficiaries at increased risk for HIV infection, including women who are pregnant and any Medicare beneficiary of any age who requests testing.1

 

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1. Berkrot B. U.S. Medicare to pay for HIV testing. Reuters. December 8, 2009. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN0821333220091208?type=marketsNews. Accessed December 15, 2009.