Month: July 2013

Hepatitis C Screening for Baby Boomers – Recommendations and Billing Tips for July 28th World Hepatitis Day

The U.S Preventive Services Task Force and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) have joined in a recent call for one-time hepatitis C screening among baby boomers. The task force recommends that those born between 1945 and 1965 be screened, while the CDC encourages individuals born between 1946 and 1965 be screened. Hepatitis C affects …

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Billing PET Scans for Dementia Diagnosis? Medicare Won’t Cover

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on July 3, 2013 that Medicare will not support full coverage of advanced imaging tests and PET scans intended to diagnose dementia or neurodegenerative disease. The Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee determined that there is a lack of evidence as to whether PET screenings …

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