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    Can someone help me with the billing of pap smears for medicare patients?

    I guess I cant code 9939X for medicare patients and a low risk patient can only have a pap once every 24 months?

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    Default Pap smear & Medicare


    The HCPCS code Q0091 is used to bill Medicare for the obtaining, preparing & conveying the pap specimen, and the G0101 is for the cervical/vaginal cancer screening and the clinical breast/pelvic exam. You can also bill an E/M with a 25 (if there was an encounter separate & identifiable above & beyond the other two codes if there is a medical complaint), or you can bill the 993XX along with the Q0091/G0101. This means once Medicare paid for the G & Q, you would "carve" that amount off the charge for the 993XX, and the patient would be responsible for the difference...

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