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Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening and the
Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)


How are mammograms and Pap tests covered by insurance plans under the ACA?

ALL Marketplace plans and most other plans MUST cover screening mammograms and Pap tests 100% without an out‐of‐pocket cost to you such as a co‐payment or co‐insurance. This is true even if you haven’t met your yearly deductible. You may need to have your services delivered by a network provider.


If anything is found during my screening mammogram or Pap test, will insurance still pay with no out‐of‐pocket costs to me?

Not necessarily. If a mammogram is considered ‘diagnostic,’ then co‐payments or co‐insurance may apply. If this is the case and you meet certain income guidelines (less than 250% FPL – see chart on Home page) then you could qualify for the “Let No Woman Be Overlooked” Breast & Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) to have your diagnostic testing covered 100%. For additional information contact: 1.800.852.3345, ext. 4931.


I have New Hampshire Medicaid – are my screening mammograms and Pap tests covered 100%?

YES – all screening mammograms and Pap tests are covered 100%. If a ‘diagnostic’ mammogram or otheradditional diagnostic testing is required, it may NOT be covered 100% and in that case with the same income levels listed above, you may also be eligible for the NH BCCP to have your diagnostic testing covered 100%.


I have Medicare Part A &B – are my screening mammograms and Pap tests covered 100%?

YES – all screening mammograms and Pap tests are covered 100%. If a ‘diagnostic’ mammogram or other additional diagnostic testing is required, it may NOT be covered 100% and in that case with the same income levels listed above, you may also be eligible for the NH BCCP to have your diagnostic testing covered 100%.


I have Medicare Part A ONLY – are my screening mammograms and Pap tests covered 100%?


NO – Medicare Part A only covers in‐hospital services and procedures. Medicare Part A does NOT cover preventive health services (including mammograms and Pap tests). If you have Medicare Part A ONLY – you most likely will be eligible for NH BCCP to cover breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services.















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