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Aetna and Vitamin D assay testing- 2019

Last week I had a conversation with one of employees that works in the OBGYN office.

She said: ” Kate, I have a very large pile of denials on my desk. They all have to do with Vitamin D testing/screening for my Aetna patients. In the previous years, our office had no problem with testing women for Vitamin D. Now I have no idea what is going on? Is there anyway you can help me out?”

I said: “Sure, let me look in to it and I will let you know by tomorrow.”

Later that day I find out the following:

According to Aetna the Vitamin D assay testing is considered to be experimental and investigational for routine preventative screenings. 

The next day I tell that employee what I found out.

She says: ” Wow. None of the people in my billing department had any answer for me! Thank you very much. I will pass this information on to both my clinical staff and my billing department. You are a big help!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author:

My name is Kate Patskovska, CPB. I am an Independent Medical Biller CPB (AAPC) and an owner of KR2 Medical Billing. KR2 Medical Billing is a full service Consulting/Medical Billing Business that is dedicated to educating, consulting, and overall improving the "financial health" of your medical practice.

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