BC Advantage - 2013 Issue 6

PREVENTIVE OR NOT PREVENTIVE? THAT IS THE QUESTION!

By: Bradley Hart, CPC, COBGCCoders often have to answer difficult questions when reporting services. In most cases, they are not life or death issues (such as Hamlet, who said, "To be or not to be? That is the question!"). However, those in primary care and women's health must often make a challenging determination-is the service provided to the patient a preventive service or is it a problem-oriented encounter?Attendees at AAPC's National Conference in Orlando had the opportunity to participate in a session on this topic, with a focus on the way in which coverage for preventive services...

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