medicare

Edition 1: Medicare’s Coverage for Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening Tests[1],[2]

laboratory professionals services elitech

Medicare now provides coverage for screening of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well as coverage for high intensity behavioral counseling (HIBC) to prevent STIs. The screening tests that will be covered are for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Hepatitis B.

 

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Screening

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea screening tests are only indicated for the following beneficiaries:

  • Pregnant women who are 24 years old or younger when the diagnosis of pregnancy is known then repeat testing during the third trimester if high-risk sexual behavior has occurred since the initial screening test
  • Pregnant women who are at increased risk for STIs when the diagnosis of pregnancy is known then repeat testing during the third trimester if high-risk sexual behavior has occurred since the initial screening test
  • Women at increased risk for STIs annually

(more…)

Edition 1: Medicare’s Coverage for Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening Tests[1],[2]

Medicare now provides coverage for screening of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well as coverage for high intensity behavioral counseling (HIBC) to prevent STIs. The screening tests that will be covered are for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Hepatitis B.

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Screening

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea screening tests are only indicated for the following beneficiaries:

  • Pregnant women who are 24 years old or younger when the diagnosis of pregnancy is known then repeat testing during the third trimester if high-risk sexual behavior has occurred since the initial screening test
  • Pregnant women who are at increased risk for STIs when the diagnosis of pregnancy is known then repeat testing during the third trimester if high-risk sexual behavior has occurred since the initial screening test
  • Women at increased risk for STIs annually …(Read More Here)