U.S. News and World Report interviewed Dr. Richard Seidman, L.A. Care's Chief Medical Officer, in "9 Preventive Health Exams You May Not Need". The article talks about how some procedures, such as a chest x-ray or urinalysis during an annual physical, may not be necessary for many people.
Clearly, preventive health care is an important part of staying healthy. Not only can it help you avoid an illness, but it is often the key to early detection of major health problems. Yet, we have learned that certain tests may not be needed as often as we once thought.
--Richard Seidman, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer, L.A. Care
The article goes on to describe recommended guidelines and the medical necessity of nine tests, including Pap tests, MRIs and electrocardiograms.
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L.A. Care Health Plan is a public entity and community-accountable health plan serving residents of Los Angeles County through a variety of health coverage programs including L.A. Care Covered™, Medi-Cal, L.A. Care Cal MediConnect Plan and PASC-SEIU Homecare Workers Health Care Plan. L.A. Care is a leader in developing new programs through innovative partnerships designed to provide health coverage to vulnerable populations and to support the safety net. With more than 2 million members, L.A. Care is the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan.