Medicare recently announced that it would cover annual screening for depression.
“The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has determined that the evidence is adequate to conclude that screening for depression in adults, is reasonable and necessary for the prevention or early detection of illness or disability and is appropriate for individuals entitled to benefits under Part A or enrolled under Part B.”
This is further recognition of the scope of the prevalence cost of this disease. If Medicare believes coverage is warranted for their beneficiaries, all health plans should follow.
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