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Copayments discourage women from receiving screening mammography

January 29, 2008 Copayments discourage women from receiving screening mammography Marjorie Preston -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Experienced mammographers are concerned that managed care insurers increasingly require copayments and coinsurance fees for screening mammography. The trend is discouraging women from receiving the potentially life-saving imaging procedure. Dr. Amal Trivedi and colleagues at Brown University uncovered the pattern as they reviewed coverage from 2001 to 2004 for 174 Medicare managed care plans and screening mammography utilization for their beneficiaries, more than 550,000 women aged 65 to 69. The study was published in the Jan. 24 New England Journal of Medicine (2008:358:375-383).

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