Make mammogram screenings a priority
is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For subscribers of the State Health
Plan, routine screening mammograms are covered at 100 percent as long
as a participating facility is used and participants meet eligibility
- If you are age 35 - 39, one baseline mammogram (four-view) will be covered during those years.
- If you are age 40 - 74, one routine mammogram (four-view) a year will be covered.
- Charges for routine mammograms performed at
nonparticipating facilities are not covered, with the exception of
procedures performed outside S.C.
- Preventive mammogram benefits are in addition
to benefits for diagnostic mammograms. Any charges for additional
mammograms are subject to deductibles and coinsurance.
If you are covered by Cigna or Blue Choice, visit
http://www.eip.sc.gov/links/ for information about your insurance
coverage for mammograms.
- For women, age 40 and older, covered as
retirees and enrolled in Medicare, Medicare pays for one routine
mammogram every year. The State Health Plan is primarily for women
covered as active employees, regardless of Medicare eligibility.
MUSC offers two ways for employees to make mammogram appointments:
1. Hollings Cancer Center community van visits MUSC every other month
offering mammograms by appointment. Next scheduled dates are Oct.
21 and Dec.15. To make an appointment, call 792-0878.
2. In October, employees can get a screening mammogram done at the
Hollings Cancer Center between noon and 12:45 p.m. on Tuesdays,
Wednesdays and Fridays. Call 792-8439.
Health 1st’s Worksite Screening
Worksite screenings are offered monthly (except December) at different
sites around campus. This screening is available for $15 or $42
depending on your insurance coverage. Register at http://www.musc.edu/medcenter/health1st and click on Worksite Screening. The next screening will be held in the University Hospital on Oct. 22.
note: The preceding column was brought to you on behalf of Health 1st.
Striving to bring various topics and representing numerous employee
wellness organizations and committees on campus, this weekly column
seeks to provide MUSC, MUHA and UMA employees with current and helpful
information concerning all aspects of health.
Friday, Sept. 25, 2009