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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop on Screening for Thyroid Dysfunction." Institute of Medicine. 2003. Medicare Coverage of Routine Screening for Thyroid Dysfunction. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10682.
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APPENDIX A
Workshop on Screening for Thyroid Dysfunction

OCTOBER 31, 2002, IRVINE, CALIFORNIA

8:00 a.m. - Screening for Thyroid Disease - Systematic Evidence Review

Mark Helfand, M.D., M.P.H.

Oregon Health and Science University

8:40 a.m. - Thyroid Disease, Osteoporosis and Lipids in the Elderly

Douglas C. Bauer, M.D.

University of California - San Francisco

9:20 a.m. - Subclinical Thyroid Disease in a Screening Population

E. Chester Ridgway, M.D.

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

10:00 a.m. - Break

10:30 a.m. - Thyroid Disease in the New Mexico Elder Health Survey

Robert D. Lindeman, M.D.

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

11:10 a.m. – Studies of Lipids and Thyroid Dysfunction

Marc Stone, M.D.

The Institute of Medicine

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop on Screening for Thyroid Dysfunction." Institute of Medicine. 2003. Medicare Coverage of Routine Screening for Thyroid Dysfunction. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10682.
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11:50 a.m. - Medicare Experience with Screening and Preventive Services Benefits

A. Marshall McBean, M.Sc., M.D.

University of Minnesota School of Public Health

12:30 p.m. - Lunch

1:30 p.m. - TSH Screening for Medicare - Results from a Cost-Effectiveness Model

Neil Powe, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Mark Danese, Ph.D.

Amgen, Inc.

2:10 p.m. - Roundtable Discussion

3:00 p.m. - Break

3:20 p.m. - Roundtable Discussion (Continued)

4:30 p.m. - Adjournment

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop on Screening for Thyroid Dysfunction." Institute of Medicine. 2003. Medicare Coverage of Routine Screening for Thyroid Dysfunction. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10682.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop on Screening for Thyroid Dysfunction." Institute of Medicine. 2003. Medicare Coverage of Routine Screening for Thyroid Dysfunction. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10682.
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When the Medicare program was established in 1965, it was viewed as a form of financial protection for the elderly against catastrophic medical expenses, primarily those related to hospitalization for unexpected illnesses. The first expansions to the program increased the eligible population from the retired to the disabled and to persons receiving chronic renal dialysis. It was not until 1980 that an expansion of services beyond those required "for the diagnosis or treatment of illness or injury or to improve the functioning of a malformed body member" was included in Medicare. These services, known as preventive services, are intended either to prevent disease (by vaccination) or to detect disease (by diagnostic test) before the symptoms of illness appear. A Committee was formed "to conduct a study on the addition of coverage of routine thyroid screening using a thyroid stimulating hormone test as a preventive benefit provided to Medicare beneficiaries under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act for some or all Medicare beneficiaries."

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