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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

Readers Queries:
Avoid Reporting Screening Codes for Colonoscopy Based on Symptoms

Question: A 48-year-old patient complaining of chronic heartburn, cough, and cramps was referred to our office for an EGD. Our gastroenterologist also noted “crampy, lower right abdominal pain” as the additional indications in his notes. After the EGD, that confirmed gastroesophageal reflux in the patient, our physician decided to perform a colonoscopy also in addition to the EGD. He noted that [...]



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