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General Surgery Coding Alert

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See How G0513 Can Add Up for Colonoscopy

Question: Can we use the prolonged service codes G0513 and G0514 for screening colonoscopies? Oregon Subscriber Answer: Yes, you can use the HCPCS prolonged service codes for preventative screening with the HCPCS screening colonoscopy codes under certain circumstances. CMS introduced the prolonged service codes G0513 (Prolonged preventive service(s) (beyond the typical service time of the primary procedure), in the office [...]