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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…


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!…


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…


Guidelines for Observation Services

By: Sheila Haynes, CPC Observation care is a well-defined set of specific, clinically appropriate services, which include: Ongoing short-term treatment, Assessment, Reassessment These are furnished while a decision is being made regarding whether patients will require further treatment as hospital inpatients or if they are able to be discharged from the hospital. Observation services are…


Surgery Coding Examples – Cardiology Case

The report below describes a patient undergoing surgery for a left heart catheterization. The entire procedure has been documented in detail, describing the step-by-step process used by doctors to carry out the surgery. Keep reading for more on how this procedure was performed. Do you have a complicated surgery case that needs help with coding?…