Stay Astute on BPA Health Links
As a coder, you may find an increased request for bisphenol A (BPA) screening in the future. A study appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) said people with high amounts of bisphenol A in their urine were more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes or heart disease. BPA is found in consumer products such as fruit and vegetable cans, baby bottles, tableware, and food storage containers.
For the screening of BPA levels in urine, use code 84999 Unlisted chemistry procedure.
You can listen to JAMA’s BPA Study report and NPR News audio clips for more information on BPA health links.