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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Dig Out Different Diagnosis Codes Before Reporting E/M With Screening Colonoscopy

Question: A high-risk patient came in for a screening colonoscopy to our gastroenterologist. During the initial encounter, the GI noted that the patient also consulted the physician for an acid reflux problem. The GI then proceeded to ask questions about the patient’s history with these acid reflux symptoms, performed an examination and put the patient on a prescription to treat [...]