Study finds women with higher out-of-pocket costs receive fewer follow-up procedures to screening mammograms

Out-of-pocket costs for screening mammography have been mostly eliminated for women over 40 years old, but not for any needed follow-up procedures or testing if a screening mammogram is abnormal. A study by the Neiman Health Policy institute published in JAMA Network Open found that higher out-of-pocket costs is associated with lower utilization of subsequent diagnostic imaging.

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