The U.S. Preventive Task Force (USPSTF) Clinical Guidelines are a set of recommendations put forth by an independent group of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine. The USPSTF is supported by the Department of Health and Human Services, and continually updates and changes their recommendations based on up-to-date research to assure that relevant and necessary options are being shared with providers to be offered to patients. Additionally, these recommendations form an important part in the Affordable Care Act by reducing healthcare costs, and play a vital role in what providers should recommend for their patients to prevent illness. As such, we at WFMC make great efforts to follow these guidelines to ensure that our patients stay sickness-free while aiming to keep costs low for patients. If you have any questions about what the guidelines entail, take a look at the links below, or ask your provider at your next appointment.
The most recent set of guidelines are available below: