CDC: Colorectal cancer screening rates nearly double over 15 years

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More than six in 10 men and women surveyed in 2015 reported receiving recommended screening tests for colorectal cancer, nearly double the rate in 2000, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rate at which women reported receiving the recommended cervical cancer... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tag: prevention

CDC reports on 2014 health care access and use by adults

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week released a report summarizing 2014 data on health care access and use of clinical preventive services by adults, based on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey. The authors say the data can be used as a baseline to assess and monitor... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: access, prevention

Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities

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In a report released today, an AHA task force unveiled a set of nine strategies for maintaining access to health care services in vulnerable communities. Comprised of 29 hospital and health system leaders and state hospital association CEOs, the task force held meetings, heard from policymakers and... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: quality care, population health, Community benefit, Community health, Redefining the H, access, care coordination, prevention

5 million Medicare Part D enrollees don't take blood pressure medicine as directed

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At least one in four Medicare Part D enrollees aged 65 or older are not taking their blood pressure medicine or skipping doses, increasing their risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and death, according to a Vital Signs report released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.... read more

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Tags: Medicare, Coverage, prevention

CDC: Insured, higher income adults more likely to receive nine preventive services

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U.S. adults with health insurance or higher incomes were more likely to receive nine recommended clinical preventive services in 2011-2012, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The services, which most health plans must cover without copayments or... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: Coverage, prevention

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