Screening fecal occult blood tests are covered at a frequency of once every 12 months for beneficiaries who have attained age 50. A written order from the beneficiary's attending physician is required. Attending physician means a doctor or medicine or osteopathy who is fully knowledgeable about the beneficiary's medical condition, and who would be responsible for using the test results in the overall management of the beneficiary's specific medical problem.
1 ICD-9 Codes are associated with CPT code 82270 in this policy.
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