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Use billing codes to help keep track of cancer screening

In my office I use billing codes to help track patients who are exempted from the three screening programs:

  • Women who have had a hysterectomy for benign reasons and do not need a pap. Q140A
  • Women who have had a mastectomy or are being treated for breast cancer. Q131A
  • Patients that have a known colorectal cancer or are high risk and require regular colonoscopies, and therefore aren’t eligible for the FOBT. Q142A

Check out this OHIP bulletin with all the details, including the preventative bonus category and billing codes.

CCO is working to incorporate these codes into the Screening Activity Report.

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