In Coding
Sep 10th, 2019
USPSTF drafts new HCV screening recommendations. New recommendations aim to curb the growing number of individuals infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). To address this public health dilemma, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a draft recommendation statement on screening for HCV infection in adolescents and adults and now suggests that all ...
In Billing
Mar 31st, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced Medicare coverage for screening of the hepatitis C virus (HCV), in accordance with recommendations by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). Effective June 2, 2014 CMS will cover screening for HCV with the appropriate U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved/cleared laboratory tests. ...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced new draft guidelines for reducing transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) through solid organ transplantation. The guidelines are meant for organ procurement organizations (OPOs); transplant centers; laboratory personnel responsible for testing and storing donor a...
In Billing
Jul 2nd, 2010
The first rapid blood test for antibodies to the hepatitis C virus (HCV) for individuals 15 years and older was approved June 25 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The OraQuick HCV Rapid Antibody Test is used to test individuals who are at risk for infection with HCV and people with signs or ...