Medicare Guidelines for Screening Pap Tests and Pelvic Exams

Medicare Guidelines for Screening Pap Tests and Pelvic Exams

Overview Important female preventive health care includes screening pap tests and pelvic exams. Medicare covers Pap smears, pelvic exams, STI and HPV screenings. A screening Pap test is the laboratory test used to detect early cervical cancer. A screening pelvic exam helps detect precancers, genital cancers, infections, STI’s, reproductive system abnormalities, and other genital/vaginal problems…

Telehealth Make Sure Your Practice Is Compliant Before the OIG Comes Calling

Telehealth – Make Sure Your Practice Is Compliant Before the OIG Comes Calling

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS made several policy changes that allowed Medicare beneficiaries to access a wider range of telehealth services, alleviating some of the burden and risk of an in-person encounter at a healthcare facility. This coverage was established due to the public health emergency (PHE) for COVID-19. The coverage began on…