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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

Reimbursement Roundup:
Modifier PT Helps Your Practice Capture Screening-Turned-Diagnostic Colonoscopy Pay

Hint: Do not use the modifier PT when the service began as a diagnostic procedure. Although the coding of a screening colonoscopy is a straightforward process and involves only a couple of relevant codes, problems arise when the same screening procedure turns diagnostic or therapeutic during the course of the procedure. Earlier, this conversion to a therapeutic procedure meant the [...]