Coverage for cervical cancer screenings revised to follow USPSTF and ASCCP guidelines

The Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) currently covers cervical cancer screening services including cytology (Pap smear) and human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, as well as medically necessary services such as the collection of samples, screening by a cytotechnologist, and a physician’s interpretation of the test results. Effective April 14, 2017, the IHCP will follow the recommendations for cervical cancer screening set by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP). For repeat testing, cytologic thresholds for further diagnostic testing (colposcopy) and treatments, and extended surveillance, the IHCP will follow the recommendations of the ASCCP.

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