CMS Investigating Why Medicare Beneficiaries Have Not Taken Greater Advantage of Preventive Care Under ACA
CMS is trying to determine why Medicare beneficiaries are not taking greater advantage of an Affordable Care Act provision aiming to encourage increased use of preventive care. Caitlin Cross-Barnet, a social research scientist at CMS' Innovation Center, said CMS will facilitate a series of focus groups to investigate the issue. The agency plans to compile its findings in a research paper.
- "ACA Has Yet To Boost Medicare Preventive Screenings" (Dickson, Modern Healthcare, 1/13).