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Understand These Medicare Colonoscopy Criteria

Question: What documentation do we have to provide for a Medicare patient to justify a screening colonoscopy? SuperCoder Subscriber Answer: The key to determining patient eligibility for a screening colonoscopy lies in your ability to demonstrate whether the patient is at a high risk for developing colorectal cancer or not. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), “Medicare [...]