Using these services at the right time can help you stay healthier by:
- Preventing illnesses and health conditions
- Detecting health problems at initial stages, when they may be easier to treat
Certain In-network preventive care services are covered at 100%.
To make sure you get the care you need, without any unexpected costs, it is important for you to:
- Understand preventive care services available to you, and
- Know which services are covered by Alliant Health Plans
What are preventive care services?
Preventive care services are provided during a wellness exam. You and your doctor will determine which tests and health screenings are right for you. The screenings are based on your:
- Personal health history
- Current health
You do not need to have symptoms or be diagnosed with a health issue to receive preventive care services. For example, a flu shot is given to prevent the flu. Other services, like mammograms, help detect illnesses when there are not any symptoms. Even if you are in the best shape of your life, a serious condition with no visible symptoms may put your health at risk.
What is not considered a preventive care service?
During your wellness exam, you may receive services that are not considered preventive care services. For example, if your doctor determines you may have a medical issue and might order additional screenings and tests. These additional tests and procedures would no longer be considered preventive. Those services will be considered under your medical benefits, not preventive care benefits. This means you may be responsible for paying a portion of cost where with preventive care services there is no cost sharing.
Talk with your doctor or call Alliant Health Plans’ Customer Service Department at 800-811-4793.
The charts on the following pages include the services and supplies that are considered preventive care under your plan.
Alliant Health Plans supports the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations and immunization practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with the recommendations of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) and the American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures. These guidelines are intended for the average risk population and do not take the place of your doctor’s opinion or recommendations.