The Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service today expanded the list of preventive care benefits that high-deductible health plans can cover prior to a deductible for patients with chronic conditions. For example, the new benefits include insulin and A1c testing for diabetics and beta-blockers for patients with congestive heart failure. The notice responds to a June executive order by President Trump directing the Secretary of the Treasury to expand access to HDHPs that patients with chronic conditions can use with a health savings account to cover low-cost preventive care before the deductible to maintain health status.

Related News Articles

Headline
Under a new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposal, Medicare would cover acupuncture as an alternative to opioid use for beneficiaries with…
Insights and Analysis
Genesis Health System in Davenport, Iowa, estimates its employee wellness program has saved $53 million in health care costs over a decade by incentivizing…
Insights and Analysis
AI helps radiologists produce interactive reports with images Historically, radiologists have been limited by reporting applications that aren’t compatible…
Headline
U.S. News and World Report will host a Twitter chat on building healthy communities at 1:30 p.m. ET Oct. 10 using #HealthcareOfTomorrow on Twitter. AHA Chief…
Insights and Analysis
St. John’s Hospitals in Oxnard, Calif., are ensuring local women get needed preventive cancer care regardless of their income status; Connecticut Children’s…
Headline
Heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular events were responsible for more than 2.2 million hospital stays and 415,000 deaths involving adults in 2016,…