Encourage people with a higher risk for glaucoma to make a resolution for healthy vision this New Year. Medicare provides glaucoma screening coverage for beneficiaries in at least one high risk group. See this article for more information.
Cervical cancer can often be prevented with regular screening tests and follow-up care. Talk to your patients about cervical health and encourage them to take advantage of Medicare-covered preventive services, including the screening Pap test and screening pelvic examination. See this article for more information.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently advised that, although hospital stays for patients diagnosed with HIV fell 49 percent from 2006 to 2013, stays among older HIV patients increased -- by 27 percent for patients between 55 and 64, and by 57 percent for patients 65 and older. Read the full Statistical Brief here.
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.
Replacement of mammography codes, waiver of coinsurance, deductible for preventive and other services, addition of anesthesia and prolonged preventive services
Change request 10181 provides information related to changes to mammography, colonoscopy, anesthesia, and prolonged preventive services, effective January 1. [MM10181]
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