CMS covers counseling to prevent STI in certain circumstances. The code is G0445.
G0445 – Semiannual high intensity behavioral counseling to prevent STIs, individual, face-to- face, includes education skills training & guidance on how to change sexual behavior, 20-30 minutes.
The patient must be referred by a primary care provider to be eligible to receive this service, according to Medicare. Physicians, advanced practice nurses and physician assistants may provide the service. The service must be performed in a primary care setting.
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