Adult Medicaid members now receive coverage for preventive services as of July 1, 2022. Preventive services are defined as routine health care that includes screenings, check-ups, and patient counseling to prevent illnesses, disease, or other health problems. Preventive services can help people improve their health before something becomes a larger problem.
This new coverage for adult preventive services is a change. Prior to July 1, 2022, adult preventive services were authorized for the Medicaid Expansion population only. Some Medicaid members may have also received preventive services through their managed care health plan as an added benefit. This new coverage provided by DMAS for all adult Medicaid members is a proactive step to help improve the overall health of our members.
The following preventive services are now available at no cost to members:
- Adult wellness exam
- Individual and group smoking cessation and alcohol counseling
- Recommended vaccines, such as tetanus and diphtheria, shingles, hepatitis A and B, influenza and human papillomavirus
- Mammography, prostate and other cancer screenings
- Blood pressure and cholesterol screenings
- Depression screenings
- Nutritional Counseling
Medicaid members should contact their primary care doctor to schedule one of these preventive services.