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New CPT Add-on Code Accepted for Second Level of Lumbar Total Disc Replacement Procedures

Centinel Spine®, LLC is helping to increase the availability of two-level lumbar disc replacement to patients, with a new CPT code going into effect in January 2023. Providers will be able to utilize this code for the procedure and allow patients experiencing degeneration of the intervertebral discs to seek treatment. Continue reading below to learn…

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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…

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Mark Cuban’s Drug Company to Launch PBM

The Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company is in hopes to be operational in 2023 with the goal of providing patients with transparent drug costs and additional savings. The PBM plans to share 100 percent of the operating costs details and rebates they receive from drugmakers with their customers, continue reading below to learn more!…

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United Healthcare, Optum Launch Virtual-First Health Plan

United Healthcare and Optum are launching a virtual-first health plan. This collaboration is a part of an effort to increase accessibility, especially in remote areas. Continue reading below to learn more! NavigateNOW is being touted as “a simpler, more convenient experience at approximately 15% less premium cost than traditional benefit plans.” Key Takeaways Enrollees in…

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