Talking to a teenager about Chlamydia can be difficult. But, if untreated, this typical teenager could develop Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) or worse, infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pelvic pain. Provider resources can help get the conversation started. For a free Chlamydia How-To  Implementation Guide for Healthcare Providers, visit the National Chlamydia Coalition website at  http://chlamydiacoalition.org.

One of the largest growing populations for Chlamydia are teens and young adults aged 15 to 24. Through annual screening – a simple urine test in your office or in an off-site lab – teens and young adults can maintain good health.

 

Chlamydia Screening in Women (CHL): HEDIS® recommends annual screenings for teens starting at age 16 and for women up to aged 24. Sexually active teens and women as well as those who meet any of the following criteria should be tested each calendar year:

  • Made comments or talked to you about sexual relations
  • Taken a pregnancy tested
    • Been prescribed birth control (even if used for acne treatment)
  • Received Gynecological services
  • A history of sexually transmitted diseases
  • A history of sexual assault or abuse


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CPT Codes

Chlamydia tests

87110, 87270, 87320, 87490, 87491, 87492, 87810

Pregnancy test exclusion

81025, 84702, 84703


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December 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California