Diabetes Screenings Now Payable

Remember that diabetes screenings are now payable by Medicare. You can bill Medicare twice per year for “pre-diabetic” patients and you can bill once a year for patients who do not meet the “pre-diabetic” criteria for the twice yearly screening.

The following are the billing codes you would use to bill the screening(s):

82947: Glucose, quantitative, blood

82950: Post-glucose does

82951: Glucose Tolerance Test, three specimens

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