Preventative Services: Ultrasound Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
January 11th, 2018 - Find-A-Code
The following information from the Medicare Learning Network provides guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services on Ultrasound Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA):
||Ultrasound B-scan and/or real time with image documentation; for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening
See the CMS ICD-10 webpage for individual CRs and coding translations for ICD-10, and contact your MAC for guidance.
Who Is Covered
Medicare beneficiaries when all of the following are true:
- Certain risk factors for AAA
- Receive a referral from their physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or clinical nurse specialist
Once in a lifetime
Medicare Beneficiary Pays
- Copayment/coinsurance waived
- Deductible waived
Please note: The information in this educational product applies only to the Medicare Fee-For-Service Program (also known as Original Medicare). For additional guidance on using diagnosis codes, go to the Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 18 on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website.
Watch the CMS Provider Minute: Preventive Services video for pointers to help you submit sufficient documentation when billing for certain preventive services.
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