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What types of preventative health care services are covered through Florida Blue HMO?

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The Florida Blue health maintenance organization covers preventive health care services include counseling, screening tests, vaccines and immunizations for children, adolescents and adults, according to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. Patients should review their contract endorsements, riders or member handbooks to verify the extent of their coverage.

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Florida Blue applies standards from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide to Clinical Preventive Services for the clinical services it covers, notes Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. Florida Blue uses immunization schedule guidelines from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The HMO follows the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the types of immunizations and vaccines it covers.

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