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Preventive services

Modified: 4/16/2018
Change request (CR) 10607 updates the TOS indicator to "1" for screening mammography Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 77067. [MM10607]
Modified: 4/12/2018
All Medicare beneficiaries are eligible for alcohol screening, but only one in six adults have talked to a health professional. Medicare beneficiaries who screen positive are eligible for counseling. Access this article for proven steps to prevent alcohol misuse.
Modified: 4/12/2018
Excessive alcohol use can lead to increased risk of health problems, including injuries, liver diseases, and cancer. Did you know that Medicare pays for alcohol screening and intervention services? See this article for more information.
Modified: 3/22/2018
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: 2/16/2018
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: 2/5/2018
Hospital stays involving hepatitis C increased the most (67 percent) amongst “Baby Boomers”, ages 52–72, between 2005 and 2014. During the same period, hospital stays involving hepatitis C decreased 15 percent among patients ages 18 to 51. Access the Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ) Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief #232 here to learn more about this trend.
Modified: 1/22/2018
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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