Women’s screening codes and coverage may vary depending on risk factors. Coding for women’s preventive services requires a firm understanding of not only the procedures, but also of the related codes and coverage requirements. Cervical Cancer Screening Several CPT® code families describe Pap tests, depending on how tissue samples are prepared for examination. During a ...
May 1st, 2012
Weed through the guidance to properly append this commonly confused modifier. By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC, and Rita Von Holtum, CPC-H Nearly 18 months since its introduction at the American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) 2010 CPT® Symposium, modifier 33 Preventive service continues to cause confusion. Here, we review eight quick tips that teach you when and ...
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Aug 11th, 2011
The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced Aug. 1 new guidelines that will ensure women receive the preventive health services they need to stay healthy. Previously, preventive services for women had always been recommended individually or as part of guidelines targeting men as well. For the first time, at the request of HHS, the independent ...
Jul 13th, 2009
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines for clinicians on treatment of pregnant women infected with novel influenza A, or H1N1, June 30. Treatment should not be withheld pending test results, the CDC advises. Influenza antiviral chemoprophylaxis recommendations have been updated to be consistent with CDC recommendations for chemoprophylaxis for high ...