Preventative Services

 

What’s considered preventative by Start?

Preventative Service for Adults & Children

Preventative Services for Children

  • Alcohol and drug use assessment for adolescents.
  • Autism screening for children at 18 and 24 months.
  • Behavioral assessment for children ages: 0-11 months, 1 to 4, years, 5 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years, 15 to 17  years.
  • Blood pressure screening for children ages: 0 to 11 months, 1 to 4 years , 5 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years, 15 to 17 years.
  • Cervical dysplasia screening for sexually active females
  • Depression screening for adolescents.
  • Developmental screening for children under age 3.
  • Dyslipidemia screening for children at higher risk of lipid disorders ages: 1 to 4 years, 5 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years, 15 to 17 years.
  • Fluoride chemoprevention supplements for children without fluoride in their water source.
  • Gonorrhea preventive medication for the eyes of all newborns.
  • Hearing screening for all newborns.
  • Height, weight and body mass index (BMI) measurements for children ages: 0 to 11 months, 1 to 4 years, 5 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years, 15 to 17 years.
  • Hematocrit or hemoglobin screening for all children.
  • Hemoglobinopathies or sickle cell screening for newborns.
  • Hepatitis B screening for adolescents at high risk, including adolescents from countries with 2% or more Hepatitis B prevalence, and U.S.-born adolescents not vaccinated as infants and with at least one parent born in a region with 8% or more Hepatitis B prevalence: 11 – 17 years.
  • HIV screening for adolescents at higher risk.
  • Hypothyroidism screening for newborns.
  • Lead screening for children at risk of exposure.
  • Medical history for all children throughout development ages: 0 to 11 months, 1 to 4 years , 5 to 10 years , 11 to 14 years , 15 to 17 years.
  • Obesity screening and counseling.
  • Oral health risk assessment for young children ages: 0 to 11 months, 1 to 4 years, 5 to 10 years.
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU) screening for newborns.
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention counseling and screening for adolescents at higher risk.
  • Tuberculin testing for children at higher risk of tuberculosis ages: 0 to 11 months, 1 to 4 years, 5 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years, 15 to 17 years.
  • Vision screening – Basic eye exam with refraction once per year (Calendar or Plan year) – *Glasses/frames coverage is not preventative. If the member is age 18 or under we will apply up to $150 towards the deductible/MOOP for basic hardware only. Refer to the member’s Outline of Coverage*

Preventative Services for Adults

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm one-time screening for men of specified ages who have ever smoked.
  • Alcohol misuse screening and counseling.
  • Aspirin use to prevent cardiovascular disease for men and women of certain ages.
  • Blood pressure screening.
  • Cholesterol screening for adults of certain ages or at higher risk.
  • Colorectal cancer screening for adults ages 45 to 75.
  • Depression screening
  • Diabetes (Type 2) screening for adults with high blood pressure.
  • Diet counseling for adults at higher risk for chronic disease.
  • Hepatitis B screening for people at high risk, including people from countries with 2% or more Hepatitis B prevalence, and U.S.-born people not vaccinated as infants and with at least one parent born in a region with 8% or more Hepatitis B prevalence.
  • Hepatitis C screening for adults at increased risk, and one time for all adults aged 18-79 years.
  • HIV screening for everyone ages 15 to 65, and other ages at increased risk.
  • Lung cancer screening for adults 50 – 80 at high risk for lung cancer because they’re heavy smokers or have quit in the past 15 years.
  • Obesity screening and counseling.
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention counseling for adults at higher risk.
  • Syphilis screening for persons at higher risk.
  • Tobacco Use screening for all adults and cessation interventions for tobacco users.
  • Vasectomy/Vasectomies for men (Effective 1/1/21 – 11/14/2021 only) benefit includes 1 follow up and 1 sperm count appointment. **On and After 11/15/2021 all Vasectomies for men, including follow up care will be subject to the member’s deductible.**

Immunization vaccines for children from birth to age 18 — doses, recommended ages, and recommended populations vary:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
  • Haemophilus influenza type b
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Human Papillomavirus (PVU)
  • Inactivated Poliovirus
  • Influenza (flu shot)
  • Measles
  • Meningococcal
  • Pneumococcal
  • Rotavirus
  • Varicella (Chickenpox)

Immunization vaccines for adults — doses, recommended ages, and recommended populations vary:

  • Diphtheria
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Influenza (flu shot)
  • Measles
  • Meningococcal
  • Mumps
  • Pertussis
  • Pneumococcal
  • Rubella
  • Tetanus
  • Varicella (Chickenpox)

Preventative Services – Pregnant Woman & Other Woman

Other Covered Preventative Services for Woman

  • Breast cancer genetic test counseling (BRCA) for women at higher risk. Prior Authorization is required for this to be considered preventative.
  • Breast cancer mammography screenings every 1 to 2 years for women over 40 (Including 3D Mammograms)
  • Breast cancer chemoprevention counseling for women at higher risk.
  • Cervical cancer screening for sexually active women.
  • Chlamydia infection screening for younger women and other women at higher risk.
  • Domestic and interpersonal violence screening and counseling for all women.
  • Gonorrhea screening for all women at higher risk.
  • HIV screening and counseling for sexually active women.
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA test every 3 years for women with normal cytology results who are 30 or older.
  • Osteoporosis screening for women over age 65 (DEXA Scan/Bone Density Scan is only considered preventative over the age of 65).
  • Rh incompatibility screening follow-up testing for women at higher risk.
  • Sexually transmitted infections counseling for sexually active women.
  • Syphilis screening for women at increased risk.
  • Tobacco use screening and interventions.
  • Well-woman visits to get recommended services for women under 65.

Services for women who are/may become Pregnant

  • Anemia screening on a routine basis.
  • Breastfeeding (Lactation) comprehensive support and counseling from trained providers, and access to breastfeeding supplies, for pregnant and nursing women. 2 Lactation support and counseling visits by a trained provider per pregnancy to ensure the successful initiation and duration of breast feeding.
  • Contraception (birth control, IUD’s, etc.): Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling, as prescribed by a health care provider for women with reproductive capacity (not including abortifacient drugs). This does not apply to health plans sponsored by certain exempt “religious employers.” 
    • For IUD type contraceptives: insertion and removal is covered at 100% but if any complications happen, those may be subj to DED.
  • Folic acid supplements for women who may become pregnant.
  • Gestational diabetes screening for women 24 to 28 weeks pregnant and those at high risk of developing gestational diabetes.
  • Gonorrhea screening for all women at higher risk.
  • Hepatitis B screening for pregnant women at their first prenatal visit.
  • Rh Incompatibility screening for all pregnant women and follow-up testing for women at higher risk
  • Syphilis screening.
  • Expanded tobacco intervention and counseling for pregnant tobacco users.
  • Urinary tract or other infection screening.

Potential Preventative Lab work (subject to the deductible/copay depending on how it’s billed)

Warning IMPORTANT: All lab work mentioned below may be subject to the deductible/copay depending on how its billed

Laboratory Tests (18 and older) – These may be subject to the deductible/copay depending on how its billed

  • > Prostate Cancer Screening (PSA)
  • > Diabetes Screening
  • > Cholesterol Screening
  • > Gonorrhea Screening
  • > Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Testing (once every 3 years for women ages 30 to 65)
  • > Chlamydia Screening
  • > Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Screening
  • > Syphilis Screening
  • > Tuberculosis (TB) Testing
  • > Lead Screening
  • > BRCA 1 & 2 Testing (Requires Prior Authorization, covered once per lifetime for high-risk individuals who meet criteria)
  • > Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Screening (covered for high-risk individuals who meet criteria)
  • > Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Screening (once per lifetime for individuals over age 50)

Laboratory Tests (younger than 18) – These may be subject to the deductible/copay depending on how its billed

  • > Newborn Metabolic Screening (younger than age 1)
  • > Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Screening
  • > PKU Screening (younger than age 1)
  • > Thyroid (younger than age 1)
  • > Sickle Cell Disease Screening (younger than age 1)
  • > Lead Screenings
  • > Tuberculosis (TB) Testing

Laboratory Tests Pregnant Women – These may be subject to the deductible/copay depending on how its billed

These are specific to pregnant women. To determine which additional non-obstetrical services may be considered preventive, please refer to the Adult or Pediatric Preventive Services lists.

  • > Iron Deficiency Anemia Screening
  • > Diabetes Screening
  • > Urine Study to Detect Asymptomatic Bacteriuria (first prenatal visit or at 12 to 16 weeks gestation)
  • > Rubella Screening
  • > Rh(D) Incompatibility Screening
  • > Hepatitis B Infection Screening (at first prenatal visit)
  • > Gonorrhea Screening
  • > Chlamydia Screening
  • > Syphilis Screening

Pharmaceutical Preventative Services

We are only reimbursing generic medications at this time. Call our team with any questions.

Influenza (Flu) Shot

Member’s can get a flu shot at a pharmacy or doctor’s office.

1. Pharmacy

a. Members should be able to get their flu shot at any pharmacy.

i. Members should not be charged an administration fee of $20 at the pharmacy. If they are, refer to John Anderson for assistance.

2. Doctor’s office

a. Flu shot will be covered at 100%

Travel Vaccines

Preventive Recommendation CPT or HCPCS ICD-10 Diagnosis Final Coverage Recommendation
Cholera 90625 – Cholera vaccine, live, adult dosage, 1 dose schedule, for oral use A00.9 – Cholera, unspecified Excluded
Dengue 90584 – Dengue vaccine, quadrivalent, live, 2 dose schedule, for subcutaneous use; 90587 – Dengue vaccine, quadrivalent, live, 3 dose schedule, for subcutaneous use A90 – Dengue Fever (classical dengue); A91 – Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Excluded
Hepatitis A 90632 – Hepatitis A vaccine (HepA), adult dosage, for intramuscular use B15.9 – Hepatitis A without hepatic coma Covered as preventive vaccine
Hepatitis B 90746 – Hepatitis B vaccine (HepB), adult dosage, 3 dose schedule, for intramuscular use B16.9 – Acute hepatitis B without delta-agent and without hepatic coma Cover as preventive vaccine
Inactivated Polio 90713 – Poliovirus vaccine, inactivated (IPV), for subcutaneous or intramuscular use A80.9 – Acute poliomyelitis, unspecified Covered as preventive vaccine
Japanese B encephalitis 90738 – Japanese encephalitis virus vaccine, inactivated, for intramuscular use A83.0 – Japanese encephalitis Excluded
Lyme vaccine No active CPT code found for Lyme vaccine A69.20 – Lyme disease, unspecified Excluded
Measles 90707 – Measles, mumps and rubella virus vaccine (MMR), live, for subcutaneous use B05.9 – Measles without complication Covered as preventive vaccine
Meningococcal vaccines 90620 – Meningococcal recombinant protein and outer membraine vesicle vaccine, serogroup B (MenB-4C), 2 dose schedule, for intramuscular use; 90621 – Meningococcal recombinant lipoprotein vaccine, serogroup B (MenB-FHbp), 2 or 3 dose schedule, for intramuscular use; 90733 – Meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine, serogroups A, C, Y, W-135, quadrivalent (MPSV4), for subcutaneous use A39.9 – Meningococcal disease NOS Requires a Preauthorization
Oral polio No active CPT code found for oral polio vaccine (not offered in the US) A80.9 – Acute poliomyelitis, unspecified Excluded
Rabies (human diploid-cell vaccine) 90675 – Rabies vaccine, for intramuscular use; 90676 – Rabies vaccine, for intradermal use A82.9 – Rabies, unspecified Requires a Preauthorization
Tick-borne encephalitis virus vaccine (Ticovac) 90626 – Tick-borne encephalitis virus vaccine, inactivate; 0.25 mL dosage, for intramuscular use; 90627 – Tick-borne encephalitis virus vaccine, inactivated; 0.5 mL dosage, for intramuscular use A84.9 – Tick-borne viral encephalitis, unspecified Excluded
Typhoid, attenuated live bacteria 90690 – Typhoid vaccine, live, oral A01.00 – Typhoid fever, unspecified Excluded
Typhoid, inactivated bacteria 90691 – Typhoid vaccine, Vi capsular polysaccharide (ViCPs), for intramuscular use A01.00 – Typhoid fever, unspecified Excluded
Yellow fever 90717 – Yellow fever vaccine, live, for subcutaneous use A95.9 – Yellow fever, unspecified Requires a Preauthorization
Zaire ebolavirus vaccine, live (Ervebo) 90758 – Zaire ebolavirus, live, for intramuscular use A98.4 – Ebola virus disease Excluded
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