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CMS proposes broader Medicare coverage for HIV screening
Modern Healthcare

The CMS has granted tentative coverage for HIV screening of all beneficiaries without regard to perceived risk behavior, it announced via a proposed national coverage memo. “CMS concludes that screening for HIV infection provides direct benefit to the Medicare population,” the agency says in its decision memo. “Evidence is adequate to conclude that screening for HIV infection for all individuals between the ages of 15 and 65 years … is reasonable and necessary for the early detection of HIV.”