Fam Pract Manag. 2012 Nov-Dec;19(6):6.
The preventive visit algorithm that accompanied the article “Documenting and Coding Preventive Visits: A Physician's Perspective” [July/August 2012] should have included counseling regarding the use of daily aspirin by men ages 45 to 64 years when the potential benefit due to a reduction in myocardial infarction outweighs the potential harm due to an increase in gastrointestinal hemorrhage and by women ages 55 to 64 years when the potential benefit due to a reduction in ischemic stroke outweighs the potential harm due to an increase in gastrointestinal hemorrhage. The corrected algorithm, includes A- and B-rated recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that are relevant for patients ages 18 to 64.
The article “Making Medicare Wellness Visits Work in Practice” [September/October 2012] mistakenly indicated that a screening electrocardiogram (ECG) is required for the Welcome to Medicare visit. When indicated and provided as the result of a referral from a Welcome to Medicare visit, a screening ECG is a one-time covered service.
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