A new code has been added by the government to help practices cover the cost of chaperones and equipment to do a pelvic exam.  Any time you have a pelvic exam in the office you will see a charge of $50 attached to the new code (99459).  This will be billed to your insurance company and your particular plan will determine whether it is considered a covered service or not.  We do our best to find out for you before your appt if there are charges that your insurance company will expect you to pay directly, but we often don’t know for certain how a new code will be covered until it is billed. If you have questions or concerns, please talk with our staff or directly with your insurance company PRIOR to your pelvic exam.  If you want to reschedule to do this research please talk with the front office for assistance.