Federal dollars may pay for STD tests on elderly

February 28, 2011 by MassDevice staff

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services officials are looking into whether to cover sexually transmitted disease tests for the elderly and disabled.

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MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Federal dollars may pay for STD tests on elderly. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) officials are considering including tests for venereal diseases, such as syphilis and hepatitis B, in coverage for the elderly and disabled, according to Reuters.

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