In CMS
Mar 2nd, 2018
What better time to refresh your coding know-how for colorectal cancer screening than National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month? Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Screening can help find this cancer ...
In CMS
Sep 20th, 2016
by John Verhovshek, CPC, and Renee Dustman Reflecting United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 2008 recommendations (2015 recommendations are in progress), Medicare Part B covers 100 percent of the Medicare-approved amount for fecal occult blood tests, flexible sigmoidoscopies, colonoscopies, and multi-target stool DNA tests, and 80 percent for barium enemas for colorectal cancer scr...
In Billing
May 22nd, 2013
Fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) detects the presence of trace amounts of blood in stool. Most payers will cover this service, but keep in mind there is a distinction between screening and diagnostic FOBT. Only two tests qualify as screenings: The first of these is the guaiac test (82270 Blood, occult, by peroxidase activity (eg, ...
In Billing
Apr 30th, 2010
Billing instructions for colorectal screening services will soon change. The new billing instructions apply to screening services provided to hospital inpatients submitted under Medicare Part B or when Part A benefits have been exhausted. New Billing Instructions for Colorectal Screening Services was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...