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Prevention is Trending

April 19, 2016

With the exciting announcement of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s partnership with Hygieia, the trend towards prevention in health is only growing.

BCBS of Michigan will invest into the company that is leading the way in diabetes and will launch a 1,000 person pilot with Oakland Southfield Physicians.

Prevention is key in health. With the changes coming from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more preventive services are now being covered under health plans. Section 2713 of the ACA requires private health plans to cover a range of preventive services. Most importantly, here is a list of the different services that are being offered with children being provided the opportunity for preventive behavioral assessments as well as depression.

It would be great to have this extended to all adults, particularly when the United States Preventive Services Task Force suggests that all adults in America over 18 are screened for depression. There is robust evidence showing that preventive services and screenings not only improve or save lives, it also helps to reduce healthcare spend. Early identification is key to properly address the situation.

Prevail provides a low-cost, effective preventive screen for behavioral health issues. Interested to learn more? Contact partner@prevailhs.com

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