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NCAB's new mammography recommendations will affect federal health programs coverage.

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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MAMMOGRAPHY COVERAGE BY FEDERAL HEALTH PROGRAMS WILL CHANGE in accordance with new National Cancer Advisory Board recommendations for women in their forties, President Clinton and HHS Secretary Donna Shalala announced March 27 at the White House. The announcement followed the National Cancer Institute NCAB's same-day release of recommendations supporting routine screening mammography for women ages 40-49 and several weeks of public debate on the appropriateness of such screening.
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