It’s covered*—for lower patient costs
The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea in sexually active women age 24 and younger.1
Chlamydia and gonorrhea testing is a covered benefit under the Affordable Care Act.*2 For many patients, this could mean no co-pay or out-of-pocket costs.
It’s allowed†—consent for minors
Some younger patients might have concerns about whether they can consent to chlamydia and gonorrhea testing without their parents’ permission.
Currently, all states allow minors to consent to their own STI services, except in limited or unusual circumstances. Review an updated list of state laws and policies.
It’s easy to order—chlamydia and gonorrhea testing from Quest
Screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea is easy—and so is treatment. Implement a routine with help from the It’s Best to Test program from Quest.
|Test Name||Test code||CPT Code‡|
|Chlamydia/Neisseria gonorrhoeae RNA, TMA, Urogenital||11363(X)||87491, 87591|
‡The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.
Visit our Test Directory for information about additional STI testing.
*Restrictions may apply. Coverage will need to be confirmed with individual health plans.
†Some limited or unusual circumstances may apply. Review state laws and policies. Positive results may need to be reported to the authorities under applicable law.
Make STI screening part of your routine.
|Download It's Best to Test patient tear pad|
|Read "Can we talk? Four tips to discussing STIs with patients"|
|Review ICD-10-CM codes for gynecology and obstetrics|
|Read our Medicare National Coverage Determination Policy for STI screening|
|Learn about high-risk STI screening|
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- US Preventive Services Task Force. Final recommendation statement: chlamydia and gonorrhea: screening. September 2014. Accessed June 10, 2019. www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/RecommendationStatementFinal/chlamydia-and-gonorrhea-screening.
- US Department of Health & Human Services. About the Affordable Care Act. Last reviewed December 7, 2017. Accessed June 10, 2019. www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/factsheets/2010/07/preventive-services-list.html.