Press Releases: 2009
Keystone Mercy Coverage of Breast Cancer Screenings Unchanged
December 15, 2009
Amid the uncertainty surrounding breast cancer screening guidelines, Keystone Mercy Health Plan announced today that its coverage and policies have not changed. As before:
It's important to note that women at higher risk should have a mammogram more frequently than those at lower risk. Health guidelines are written for the overall population, but each woman's risk level is different depending on age, medical history, racial and ethnic background, and other factors.
"If you are confused or concerned about any recent news reports, you should talk to your doctor about your need for a mammogram and your risk level for breast cancer," said Eric Berman, DO, MS, Chief Medical Officer, Keystone Mercy Health Plan. "Only you and your doctor can determine what's right for you."
About Keystone Mercy Health Plan
Keystone Mercy Health Plan, a member of the AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies, is a Medical Assistance (Medicaid) managed care health plan serving more than 300,000 Medical Assistance recipients in southeastern Pennsylvania. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Keystone Mercy is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping members get care, stay well and build healthy communities. For more information about Keystone Mercy Health Plan, please visit www.keystonemercy.com.
For more information, contact Keystone Mercy at 215-937-8648.