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Colonoscopy prior to colostomy take down

Robyn Posted Mon 29th of September, 2014 14:29:04 PM

Pt had colonoscopy at our facility prior to colostomy take down. Is there a v code for a procedure before surgery? I was thinking of using V55.3, attention to colostomy. Any suggestions?

SuperCoder Answered Mon 29th of September, 2014 19:25:40 PM

Thanks for your question. V55.3; attention to colostomy would be appropriate for this procedure. If there is another reason for the colonoscopy or if there were findings as a result of the colonoscopy that diagnosis should also be included.

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