FIGURE S-1 Suggested structure for updating preventive services under the ACA.

some current bodies and adding new ones as resources permit. The committee does not believe that it has enough information to recommend which unit in HHS should implement the recommendations. Figure S-1 illustrates the committee’s suggested structure.

In view of the critical importance of community-based preventive services in achieving clinical aims, the committee encourages the Secretary to consider widening the scope of authority to include public health efforts to more comprehensively address prevention. It will be critical for a preventive services coverage commission to coordinate with the new and existing committees that are charged with overseeing other elements of the ACA.

Finally, the committee notes that it would make the most sense to consider preventive services for women, men, children, and adolescents in the same way. Thus, although the committee’s recommendations address women’s preventive services, a parallel approach could be equally useful for determining covered preventive services for men, children, and male adolescents.


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