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Interventions and Reminders

We encourage our members to play an active role in their health care and take the time to get recommended preventive screenings.

AmeriHealth sends members periodic reminders about important health screenings, such as:

  • colorectal screening
  • mammography screening
  • Pap tests

To educate members, we developed a one-page, at-a-glance tool to assist health care providers in reminding and educating their patients, our members, about recommended cancer screenings. The AmeriHealth cancer screening flyer provides recommendations for colorectal, prostate, cervical, and breast cancer for men and women at average risk.

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PDF icon Download our cancer screening flyer (Spanish)

Our preventive health information is adapted from several nationally recognized health resources and is routinely updated to help keep our members informed and in good health.

Chlamydia

According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), “chlamydial infection is the most frequently reported infectious disease in the United States, and prevalence is highest in persons aged ≤24 years.” Left untreated, chlamydia can cause serious pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), ectopic pregnancy, and infertility.

The CDC states, some women who receive a diagnosis of uncomplicated cervical infection already have subclinical upper-reproductive–tract infection. The CDC also reports that asymptomatic infection is common in both men and women. To detect chlamydial infections, health-care professionals frequently rely on screening tests. Annual screening is recommended for all sexually active adults and children.

Health care professionals are encouraged to refer to the Preventive Services Task Force Guidelines for details of screening recommendations. They can also refer to our Medical Policy Statement for coding details.