November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and November 16 is the Great American Smokeout. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States. Many smokers want to quit but have difficulty succeeding. See this article for more information.
Medicare pays Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) suppliers to furnish group-based intervention to at-risk Medicare beneficiaries. Find out how to become a Medicare enrolled MDPP supplier here.
The Medicare Part B Immunization Billing: Seasonal Influenza Virus, Pneumococcal, and Hepatitis B Educational Tool has been revised and is available now.
A new MLNŽ educational tool is available discussing the differences between the annual wellness visit (AWV), the initial preventive physical examination (IPPE) and routine physicals. Learn important information from CMS to clarify the difference in these services and what is covered by Medicare.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The good news is the most common type (non-small cell lung cancer) can sometimes be cured if detected early. Medicare covers lung cancer screenings.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women and can occur in men. About one in eight women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. Medicare has a wealth of information on the coverage of a mammography and information you can share with your patients.
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.
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]
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.
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.
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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