Updates to preventive benefits start June 1, 2017

  • LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon is making 2 changes to preventive benefits in your clients' health plans, starting June 1, 2017. We're doing this to maintain compliance with federal regulations of the Affordable Care Act.

    The changes to preventive benefits are:

    • Colorectal cancer screening now includes coverage for a new home test, called Cologuard, starting at age 50 through age 75. This test may not be right for those with a higher risk for colon cancer.
    • Latent tuberculosis infection screening for those at higher risk

    Remember, preventive benefits are paid in full when in-network providers are used. If you choose an out-of-network doctor, you may pay more.