ATS Applauds Recommendation for TB Screening in High Risk Groups

September 7, 2016 at 1:53 pm

Yesterday, the ATS welcomed the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s statement recommending screening for tuberculosis infection in high-risk populations. This new recommendation will facilitate latent TB infection (LTBI) screening for at-risk adults as a free preventive service covered by most private health insurance plans, Medicaid, and Medicare. The recommendation will prevent active TB cases in the U.S. by ensuring that more people in the U.S. with TB infection will be identified, diagnosed, and treated.


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