Health care reforms boost screenings for cases of domestic violence

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The increased benefits from the changes to the system have added eight preventive tests. One of the eight new preventive tests that have been added by the health care reforms and that are now available through medical policies at no cost to the patient is a form of screening for domestic violence. These Affordable Care Act changes went into effect earlier this month. According to the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence director of training and technical assistance, Kirsten Faisal, this type of screening is vitally important. The reason is that…

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