In Coding
Jul 30th, 2010
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) now recommends adolescent girls to wait until they turn 21 to have their first Papanicolau (Pap) test, with the exception of those who have HIV and others with weakened immune systems. “Any adolescents who had one or more Pap tests with normal results before the guidelines changed in ...
In Coding
Jul 30th, 2010
Attempting a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) is a safe and appropriate choice for most women, including some women who have had two previous cesareans, according to American College of Obstetricions and Gynecologists (The College) guidelines, released July 21. According to The College, the declining rate for VBAC (just 8.5 percent in 2006) reflects the restrictions some ...
In Coding
Jul 2nd, 2010
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued, May 28, its first set of contraceptive use recommendations for U.S. health care professionals to use when providing family planning counseling and services. U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 2010 provides guidance on whether women and men with particular medical conditions or physical characteristics can ...
In Coding
Jul 2nd, 2010
As teenage girls enter adolescence, it becomes increasingly difficult to provide the full range of both general and reproductive care they need in one office visit. Adolescent girls should receive both dedicated reproductive health and general preventative well-child visits each year and insurers should cover both visits, according to an updated Committee Opinion issued June ...
Nov 30th, 2009
News of updated U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines for breast cancer screening for women hit the airwaves like a maelstrom over past weeks. New USPSTF guidelines now recommend women 50 years of age and older receive mammograms every two years. Previous recommendations were for women 40 years and older to receive mammograms every year. Mammography Coverage Remains As Is ...