Archive for The Day of September 8th, 2006

Archive for the Day of September 8th, 2006

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the day of September 8th, 2006.

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Well-Woman Exam Claims Squeaky-Clean

To code a well-woman exam correctly, you’ve got to know two key concepts: how Medicare and private-payer guidelines differ, and when you should separately code breast/pelvic exams and Pap smears. Best bet: Use these two quick tips for accurate well-woman coding. 1. Break Out Services for Medicare:If the family physician provides a complete well-woman exam for a Medicare patient, you should report G0101 (Cervical or vaginal cancer screening; pelvic and clinical breast examination) for the breast and pelvic exams. When the physician also obtains a Pap smear, use Q0091 (Screening Papanicolaou smear; obtaining, preparing and conveyance of cervical or vaginal smear to laboratory), says Carol Pohlig, BSN, RN, CPC, senior

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