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Gastroenterology Coding Alert


3 Tips Connect the Correct Screening Diagnosis to Your Colonoscopy Code

Retain your V-codes even if the screening turns diagnostic. You should be following the rule that if your gastroenterologist performs colonoscopy screening on a patient, you must connect a “screening” diagnosis to the procedure, even if the physician discovers any abnormality in the process. What your physician finds will decide your way forward in coding the colonoscopy. Make the best [...]