Important information about women’s preventive care visits
The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Women’s Preventive Services Guidelines recommend women receive at least one preventive care visit per year.
While many members may receive a standalone preventive care visit, well-women visits may also include prepregnancy, prenatal, postpartum, and interpregnancy visits. For members receiving prepregnancy, prenatal, postpartum, and/or interpregnancy care that is billed using a global maternity code (for example, CPT® 59400, 59510, 59610, 59618) or antepartum/postpartum codes (for example, CPT 59425, 59426, 59430), it is appropriate to submit a claim for a wellness visit (for example, CPT 99385, 99386, 99387, 99395, 99396, 99397) when recommended preventive care has been rendered for a member who has not received a wellness visit in the last year. This will help ensure recognition that recommended preventive services have been provided for our members.
Please note, wellness evaluation and management (E/M) codes should not be billed on the same day as global maternity or antepartum/postpartum codes. Providers should continue to verify eligibility and benefits for all members prior to rendering services.
September 2022 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California