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Preventive services

Modified: 10/10/2018
Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Talk to your patients about the importance of breast cancer screening. Medicare Part B provides coverage for screening mammography. A clinical breast exam is also covered as part of the screening pelvic examination for beneficiaries who meet the coverage criteria. See this article for more information.
Modified: 9/26/2018
This special edition article summaries all information and resources relevant to the current influenza (flu) season, which includes all applicable codes and payment rates available to date. Keep this article and refer to it throughout the 2018-2019 flu season. [SE18015]
Modified: 9/14/2018
Roster billing enables Medicare beneficiaries to participate in mass pneumococcal and influenza virus vaccination programs offered by various entities that give vaccines to a group of beneficiaries. Learn more about this simplified process.
Modified: 9/10/2018
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Medicare Part B provides coverage of prostate cancer screenings for eligible beneficiaries when all coverage criteria are met. The deductible and copayment/coinsurance are waived for this service.
Modified: 8/31/2018
This special edition article provides a breakdown of coverage requirements for two preventive-type exams emphasizing the chance to discuss opioid use with their Medicare patients. [SE18004]
Modified: 8/10/2018
Medicare covers Diabetic Self-Management Training (DSMT) services furnished to beneficiaries with diabetes by certified providers. See this article for information on the new DSMT Accreditation Program webpage and helpdesk for the certification process and accrediting organizations.
Modified: 7/17/2018
Wellness coordinators in rural Oklahoma recently increased significantly preventive health services among their residents. According to a study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), they used a wellness registry developed from electronic medical records to flag gaps in patients’ preventive care. Access the abstract of the study to see how they improved delivery of these services by about 35 percent.
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