Sage Screening Resources for Providers and Professionals - Minnesota Department of Health

Sage Screening Resources for Providers & Professionals

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The Sage Screening Program is a partnership between public health and the private healthcare system throughout the state of Minnesota. This partnership removes the barrier of cost, so those eligible for Sage can receive quality breast and cervical cancer screening free of charge.

Becoming a Sage provider

Most providers are eligible to offer Sage screening for breast and cervical cancer.

If your clinic would like to offer Sage breast and cervical cancer screening, contact a Sage Screening Regional Coordinator at 651-201-5600 to learn how.

Sage Scopes, the colorectal cancer screening program, is only open to a small group of providers selected by MDH.

Offering Sage screening for breast and cervical cancer

The Sage Program Provider Manual contains the breast and cervical cancer screening policies and procedures you will need to guide your practice.

Sage Program Provider Manual 2021 (PDF)

Reimbursement rates for Sage Screening programs

Reimbursement rates are based on Medicare reimbursement and are subject to adjustment as Medicare adjusts rates. If you'd like more information, please contact the Sage Program Billing Line at 651-201-5630.

Sage Screening Program Reimbursement Rates (PDF)

Patient eligibility for Sage Screening programs

Sage screenings are FREE for Minnesota residents who meet the eligibility requirements. Learn more about Covered Services & Eligibility.

Sage maintains a call center, staffed by multi-lingual patient navigators, who answer calls Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Patient Navigators assist callers in determining program eligibility, identifying and addressing barriers to screening, scheduling appointments and providing referrals to appropriate resources. Call 1-888-643-2584.

Minnesota’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program

Medical Assistance for Breast or Cervical Cancer (MA-BC) provides Medical Assistance coverage to uninsured Minnesota women enrolled in the Sage Screening Program who are in need of treatment services for a breast or cervical cancer or pre-cancer of the cervix. The woman must have been screened and diagnosed through Sage, be under age 65, and have no medical insurance. 

Download this training - Medical Assistance for Breast and Cervical Cancer (PPT) to learn more about:

  • Eligibility criteria
  • Administration
  • Required forms
  • Presumptive eligibility and qualified providers

For more information contact a Sage Regional Coordinator at 651-201-5600, or reach out to your MA-BC County Contact (PDF)

For Sage providers

Clearinghouse Information
The Sage Programs at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) work with the Utah Health Information Network (UHIN) clearinghouse for receiving Claims (837s) and sending Electronic Remittance Advices (835s).
If you do not currently use a clearinghouse, you may enroll with UHIN by contacting for more information.
If you have a clearinghouse, please have them contact UHIN Customer Service at phone 1-877-693-3071 or email to connect with Sage.  They need to reference the following UHIN Payer ID and TPN:
UHIN TPN: HT007999-001
For questions, please contact Sage Billing at 651-201-5630

Sage Forms and Encounter Labels

To download and print forms and to order encounter labels visit: Sage Forms and Encounter Labels.

Outreach and Educational Materials

To order complete the Sage Outreach/Educational Materials Order Form.

Updated Wednesday, 17-Nov-2021 08:30:14 CST