Modifiers 59 and GG Advised for Mammo Studies

Friday, February 20, 2015
In response to an American College of Radiology (ACR) appeal to delete the newly created diagnostic/screening mammography code edits, the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) medical director has notified the ACR that the Centers from Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and NCCI discussed this issue during a recent teleconference call.

CMS to Delete DBT/CAD Edit

Friday, January 30, 2015
At the urging of the American College of Radiology (ACR) and others, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will soon delete the edit for the code pair affecting the procedure-to-procedure edit for screening digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and computer-aided breast cancer detection (CAD).

Daniel Kopans, MD, FSBI, Writes a Critique on the CNBS Study

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

An article and associated commentaries related to the Canadian National Breast Screening Study published in the journal Current Oncology continue to advocate against screening mammography despite the major flaws inherent in the trial. SBI Fellow, Daniel Kopans, MD, addresses the study.