Revised: Update to Screening Mammography Reimbursement Restrictions

An article in the February 2016 Medi-Cal Update announced that, effective for dates of service on or after March 1, 2016, reimbursement for screening mammograms is restricted to females 50 to 74 years of age. This announcement was not compliant with the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 (House Resolution 2029). Providers should continue to supply mammography services. Breast cancer screening mammography for females 40 years of age and older, by any provider, once a year is reimbursable.