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    Codes Medicare will pay for AAA, G0389

    Once upon a time, the abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening was tied to the Medicare Initial Preventive Physical Examination (IPPE), not because it was included in/part of the IPPE, but because you needed a referral at the time of the IPPE to allow coverage for the AAA screen. That’s not been the case since late 2014.
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    Use 2017 CPT® code 76706 Ultrasound, abdominal aorta, real time, with image documentation, screening study for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) for AAA screening. Effective Jan. 1, 2017, CPT® code 76706 replaced HCPCS Level II code G0389 (see You would bill separately the IPPE because it is not tied to the AAA screening. The appropriate code to report the IPPE visit is G0402 Initial preventive physical examination; face-to-face visit, services limited to new beneficiary during the first 12 months of Medicare enrollment.