Breast and Cervical Cancer
American Cancer Society Resource
The American Cancer Society has created a short informational guide titled "Promoting Breast Cancer Screening During the COVID-19 Pandemic". The guide gives many reasons why preventative health care is an essential service during the COVID pandemic.
Updated Care for Yourself Service Area Map
The CFY program excited to welcome Clay and Dickinson County Public Health to the team!
An updated Service Area Map can be found here.
Updated Care for Yourself Facility Lists
Here you will find the most recent list of Care for Yourself facilities, providers, laboratories, and radiology groups.
Expired facilities are marked in dark orange and those due to soon expire are marked in light orange. Our team is working hard to ensure these facilities are updated.
Please note that if a facility is expired, it is important that participants are NOT sent to these locations. Expired contracts often result in payment issues and participants will be at risk of receiving a bill for services.
To help navigate the new COVID-19 medical landscape, the Iowa Breast and Cervical Cancer Program has implemented the following program updates. Please reach out to your Program Consultant with any questions or concerns.
Verbal Consent for Enrollment
Verbal consent for enrollment into the program is now available.
Standard written consent is still the preferred method of enrollment into the Care for Yourself Program. This completed form must be securely kept with the rest of the participant's file.
Virtual Healthcare Visits
The CDC has given the approval to pay for telehealth visits during this public health emergency. The same approved routine office visit codes and reimbursement fees should be used to avoid billing issues.
Clinical Breast Exam Guidance
It is not a requirement for every woman to have a CBE. There are no clinical guidelines stating that a CBE needs to be done before a mammogram. The CBE received an ‘I recommendation’ (inconclusive) by USPSTF because there was not enough scientific evidence to determine if it does or does not reduce breast cancer mortality. Therefore, CDC allows reimbursement for an office visit to perform a CBE, but we do not require a CBE be performed. The decision to have a CBE should be between the woman and her provider. That is one reason why providers should do risk assessments to help determine what examinations a woman should undergo.