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Part B Insider (Multispecialty) Coding Alert

Part B Coding Coach:

Frequency Is A Factor When Coding Colonoscopies

Consider risk and frequency when choosing the right codes for colon-related procedures. Are you mystified by the extent of coverage for screening colonoscopies, and what to do when these procedures turn diagnostic or therapeutic midway through the process? “Many providers are confused about the definition of screening because the codes can vary between average-risk screening and for high-risk screening. If [...]