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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

Reader Query:

History Matters When Reporting Screening Codes for Medicare

Question: We encountered a patient with a history of polyps. She is due for a surveillance screening and is now covered by Medicare. Since the patient has not had a screening with Medicare, could I use the V76.51 or just schedule her due to hx V12.72 with G0105? Alabama Subscriber Answer: You should use G0105 (Colorectal cancer screening; colonoscopy on individual at [...]