Updated tip sheets focus on improving HEDIS measures and billing
Is your focus for the new year on improving quality metrics, ultimately leading to improved patient care? Updated tip sheets to improve adult, adult condition specific and pediatric HEDIS measures are available on TPA's website. These include various measures, required services and billing and documentation tips (and codes).
Focus on cervical health awareness with free materials, resources
It is estimated that more than 13,000 cases of cervical cancer occurred in 2018. The good news is that the incidence of cervical cancer in the United States has decreased more than 50 percent in the past 30 years because of widespread screening with cervical cytology, according to the American Cancer Society. January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, offering a great opportunity to talk with patients about Pap tests and other screenings.
The HPV vaccine can help prevent cervical and other cancers in females and males. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the vaccine is most effective when administered at age 11-12 years, however, can be started at age 9 and given through 26 years. Adults 27-45 years may also receive the vaccine. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services offers resources to educate and inform patients about the HPV vaccine. Pediatric patients without insurance or insurance that doesn't cover the HPV vaccine may be eligible for Vaccines for Children to cover this and other vaccines. The Michigan Cancer Consortium also is providing free resources to promote cervical health awareness.
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