In Coding
Jan 6th, 2020
Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) ranks as the 15th leading cause of death in the United States and the 10th leading cause of death in men older than 55 years. Abdominal aortic aneurysm screenings have shown a measurable and significant reduction in the overall rate of aneurysm-related death. In this article, we’ll review the U.S. Preventive ...
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 ...
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 ...