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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-079 Coronavirus Testing in the Outpatient Setting

Human coronaviruses, first characterized in the 1960s, are named based on the spiked proteins located on their surface.

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-050 Hepatitis Testing

Infectious hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis viruses. Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus that can be spread via sharing needles or other equipment to inject drugs as well as in inadequate infection control in healthcare settings (CDC, 2018).

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-041 Serum Tumor Markers for Malignancies

Tumor biomarkers are proteins detected in the blood, urine, or other body fluids that are either produced by the tumor itself or in response to its presence.

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-038 Immunohistochemistry

Immunohistochemistry (IHC) is a very sensitive and specific staining technique that uses anatomical, biochemical, and immunological methods to identify cells, tissues, and organisms by the interaction of target antigens with highly specific monoclonal antibodies and visualization though the use of a biochemical tag or label (Fitzgibbons et al., 2014).

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-029 Testosterone Testing

Testosterone is a naturally occurring lipophilic androgen hormone that is produced by both males and females for various functions.

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Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-023 Diabetes Mellitus Testing

Diabetes describes several heterogeneous diseases in which various genetic and environmental factors can result in the progressive loss of β-cell mass and/or function that manifests clinically as hyperglycemia (Skyler et al., 2017).

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-018 Diagnosis of Vaginitis

Vaginitis is defined as inflammation of the vagina with symptoms of discharge, itching, and discomfort often due to a disruption of the vaginal microflora.

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Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-006 Vitamin B12 and Methylmalonic Acid Testing

Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin required for proper red blood cell formation, key metabolic processes, neurological function, and DNA regulation and synthesis.

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-005 Diagnostic Testing of Iron Homeostasis & Metabolism

Iron, an essential nutrient with a variety of biological uses, is tightly regulated in vivo to maintain homeostasis.

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-001 Vitamin D Testing

Vitamin D is a precursor to steroid hormones and plays a key role in calcium absorption and mineral metabolism.

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-095 Anesthesia Services

Healthfirst Anesthesia policy is developed in part using the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) Policy Manual, CMS NCCI edits and the CMS Regional Physician Fee Schedule, American Society of Anesthesiologists guidelines, and its own medical policies regarding the coding of claims.

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Compliance, Regulatory & Policies - Policy, Billing, or Coverage Update - 2024
Reimbursement Policy: PO-RE-90 ICD-10-CM Excludes1 Notes

Effective 04/01/2024, Healthfirst expects the ICD-10-CM Excludes1 Notes policy in accordance with the ICD-10-CM coding guidelines and the Medicare Claims Processing Manual governed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to be followed.

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