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tiptoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-08-09 03:00 PM
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Edited on Wed Jul-08-09 03:45 PM by tiptoe

Noteworthy News Proposed Restrictions on Vitamin D Testing

Soon, Medicare's newly proposed guidelines for restrictions on vitamin D testing will be adopted by every major insurance company in the country.

The restrictions would forbid screening, the most important use of the test. This means that although vitamin D deficiency treatment is still covered, your doctor will not be able to order the test to find out if you suffer from low vitamin D in the first place!

We encourage people to send their comments to Medicare by filling out this form on their website. When filling out the form, the proposal's LCD number is DL30273. The name of the proposal is "Vitamin D Assay Testing."

If you would rather send a letter, which is more effective, send it to:

* Ms. Anna Gene Risoldi
* Senior Research Analyst
* Highmark Medicare Services
* 1800 Center Street, 1AL3
* Camp Hill, PA 17089



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