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consult for screening/pt cancels screening procedure

Lydia Posted Wed 01st of March, 2017 17:43:36 PM
can we bill for a screening consult if a patient later changes his mind and cancels his screening colonoscopy and what dx would we use if the answer is yes?
SuperCoder Answered Thu 02nd of March, 2017 02:16:05 AM

Greetings from!


Thanks for your question. Please note that you cannot bill services which your provider has not provided. In this case, screening colonoscopy is a “No-Show”. So you cannot bill it. Rather if your physician provided evaluation and management services to reach the conclusion of getting a screening colonoscopy, then you can bill E/M only.


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