The College recently released a Committee Opinion on the initial reproductive health visit
. This visit should take place between the ages of 13 and 15 years. This opinion details the scope of this visit and addresses reimbursement and coding for the visit. In some cases, the visit will only be covered if it’s the patient’s sole preventive care visit of the year. The College recommends insurance coverage for both a general preventive visit and a dedicated reproductive health visit as both are critical to adolescent health. To address initial visit coverage problems, the College has developed a template
PayerLetter.doc of a letter that can be tailored by your office and sent to insurers.