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True Preventive Care

In a previous blog, I introduced the idea that “preventive care” in healthplans is really a misnomer.  The services we’re led to believe are preventive in nature (because that’s what they’re referred to) are nearly all screening or diagnostic – they don’t prevent disease.  Of the following benefits typically covered under “preventive care”, only one (1) is truly preventive.  Can...
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The Preventive Care Misnomer

It’s an old adage: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  It’s certainly true in healthcare. And all benefit plans routinely feature coverage for “preventive care” (in fact, under Health Reform, it has to be free).  But what’s considered “preventive care”?
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