As part of Providence's Health Benefits 2012, Providence Health & Services employees and their spouses or adult benefit recipients will receive additional funds in their myHealth Account, a health reimbursement account, for completing biometric screenings and personal health assessments. A biometric screening consists of standard tests to measure blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index and glucose levels.
Most biometric screenings will take place at select Providence facilities or at Quest lab locations; however, some patients may request this service from their physician or provider. There are two options for addressing the situation:
- Your office can submit previously recorded test results if all lab work for the patient was conducted after April 1, 2011.
- If the patient's last screening was prior to April 1, 2011, suggest they get tested at one of Providence's designated locations. Screenings are free and last approximately 15 minutes. If the patient still prefers to come in for testing, set up an appointment for a physical exam.
Biometric screening forms
Look for the "New Providence Employee Wellness Incentive for 2012" under "New Stuff" in ProvLink. Fax completed forms to 610-271-6713.
Notes on coding
Providence Health Plans will pay for these preventive visits regardless whether the patient has already had a preventive code in the last 12 months. The diagnosis code used for the laboratory portion of the exam is V70.0. For the exam itself, you should use the appropriate preventive CPT procedure code appropriate to the age of the member:
- 99381 through 99387
- 99391 through 99397