New BRCA recommendations dramatically expand the number of testable patients for whom primary care physicians should conduct a risk assessment and potentially refer to genetic counseling and testing for BRCA-related cancer. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently updated its recommendations on screening for the potentially harmful genetic mutations of breast cancer susceptibility ...
Familiarize yourself with genetic mutations and the tests that detect them to improve your breast cancer coding. Unless you deal with the tests for breast cancer (BRCA), estrogen receptor (ER)/progesterone receptor (PR), and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (Her2) — or have gone through a diagnosis of breast cancer or know someone who has ...
In CMS
Jan 27th, 2012
A new list of “other” HCPCS Level II codes and modifiers to be added or removed for the second quarter of 2012 is now posted on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website. CMS is deleting two modifiers added just two years ago, adding five temporary (non-Medicare) “S” codes that describe a mixed ...