I am not much for OB, just had it tossed on my lap. No experience with it but I am familiar with the preventive exam codes, and I am researching as of course I have some charts with providers billing for preventive 99396, and then the medicare carve out hcpcs codes for pap. I struggle because the exam portion of a "preventive" cpt includes an age and gender appropriate exam....I find information all over the place to code it, not to code it, frankly I am losing it. Can anyone offer up some guidance for solid backed information on this? Just because something doesn't hit a CCI doesn't make it okay to bill it if guidelines would have you believe otherwise....any advice would be absolutely graciously appreciated.