Specialty Codes and Place of Service (POS) for Screening for STIs and HIBC to Prevent STIs (Rev. 2476, 02-27-12)

by  Jared Staheli
July 6th, 2015

Medicare provides coverage for screening for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and/or hepatitis B and HIBC to prevent STIs only when ordered by a primary care practitioner (physician or non-physician) with any of the following specialty codes:

• 01 – General Practice

• 08 – Family Practice

• 11 – Internal Medicine

• 16 – Obstetrics/Gynecology

• 37 – Pediatric Medicine

• 38 – Geriatric Medicine

• 42 – Certified Nurse Midwife

• 50 – Nurse Practitioner

• 89 – Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist

• 97 – Physician Assistant

Medicare provides coverage for HIBC to prevent STIs only when provided by a primary care practitioner (physician or non-physician) with any of the specialty codes identified above.

Medicare provides coverage for HIBC to prevent STIs only when the POS billed is 11, 22, 49, or 71.

References:

Specialty Codes and Place of Service (POS) for Screening for STIs and HIBC to Prevent STIs (Rev. 2476, 02-27-12). (2015, July 6). Find-A-Code Articles. Retrieved from https://www.findacode.com/articles/specialty-codes-and-place-of-service-pos-for-screening-for-stis-and-hibc-to-prevent-stis-rev-2476-02-27-12-27060.html

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