Physician Practice

Screening for HIV infection

Physician Practice Insider, February 23, 2016

On February 5, CMS released a change request to inform contractors that CMS has determined that the evidence is adequate to conclude that screening of HIV infection for all individuals between the ages of 15-65 years is reasonable and necessary for early detection of HIV and is appropriate for individuals entitled to benefits under Part A or enrolled in Part B.

Effective date: April 13, 2015

Implementation date: March 7, 2016, for non-shared A/B MAC edits; July 5, 2016 for CWF analysis and design; October 3, 2016, for CWF Coding, Testing and Implementation, MCS, and FISS Implementation; January 3, 2017, for Requirement 9403.04.9

View Transmittal R3461CP.

View Transmittal R190NCD.

This article was originally published in Medicare Compliance Watch.

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