Preventive Care: Are You Using This Benefit?

Preventive care gives patients the opportunity to stay up to date with their health. Many patients do not take the opportunities to act on their health insurance plans that are required by law to cover 100 percent of the costs for preventive care. As we reflect on this fact I ask you, have you been taking advantage of yearly preventive care check-ups? Today we will be covering why preventative care check-ups are not only good for your health but also can save your pockets in the long run.

Different Screenings Provided

Preventative care is just like what it sounds like, care you receive to prevent illnesses or diseases. Preventative care provides different services for those covered such as Wellness visits and standard immunizations. Screenings for blood pressure, cancer, cholesterol, depression, obesity, and Type 2 diabetes. They also provide Pediatric screenings for hearing, vision, autism, and developmental disorders, depression, and obesity. What you might need screening or checked differs based on age, sex, and even family history. There are about 20 different preventive care screenings for each demographic, so it’s important to understand what’s right for you. These screenings and check-ups can help discover risk in advanced and potentially can save lives.

Advantages Of Screenings

Preventive screenings can also save you money. On average these screenings save close to 3.7 billion dollars in medical bills annually in America. These screenings can reveal things like disease or other health problems, giving you a better time table from first contracting said diseases and finding a solution. The main cause of death in America includes heart disease, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and stroke. By participating in screenings these diseases can be found preemptively and taken care of. This is also a proactive way to make sure that you get treatment as soon as possible, saving you from expensive surgeries or even death. It also helps you stay away from the emergency room, which makes up one-third of all health care cost in America.

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