In Billing
Feb 6th, 2009
February, American Heart Month, is a good reminder of the importance of heart health. It’s also a good time to remind health care professionals of certain Medicare benefits offered to beneficiaries for preventive care beyond the initial preventative physical examination (IPPE). An Important Reminder About Preventive Screening Tests was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by ...
In CMS
Jan 23rd, 2009
Approximately 12,500 pathologists and cytotechnologists in the United States who screen and interpret Papanicolaou (Pap) tests to identify cervical cancers may soon be affected by a rule that alters their current requirements for cytology proficiency testing (PT). Proposed Rule Eases Cytology PT Requirements was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
In CMS
Jan 5th, 2009
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a collection of new waived tests under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA). CPT® codes 83036, 81003, 82274, G0328, and 80101 must include modifier QW CLIA waived test to be recognized as a waived test. FDA Approves New Waived Tests was last modified: July 5th, ...