- Currently, Medicare pays for an annual PSA test for men 50 and older as “preventive care.”
- However, Obamacare does not consider an annual PSA test for men 50 and over as “preventive care.”
- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s current guidelines (updated in 2012), recommend against PSA tests.
- PSA testing has declined significantly since the 2012 guidelines were updated.
- The American Cancer Society favors PSA tests for men over 50, and as early as 40 for men with more than one first-degree relative diagnosed with prostate cancer.
You can be forgiven for being confused.
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