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Tira Posted Thu 05th of August, 2010 11:10:28 AM

WHAT IS THE APPROPRIATE CPT FOR A Digital Rectal Exam done in the
office?I have been using 82272 for the DRE done in the office.
If this is positive, we then give the pt the cards to take home,
what would be the correct cpt to post when the cards are returned?

SuperCoder Answered Thu 05th of August, 2010 12:46:12 PM

You'd use 82272 again. The code’s “1-3 simultaneous determinations” definition allows you to report 82272 for either a digital rectal exam (DRE) or a three-test card.

For a three-card screening (patient has no symptoms), you'd instead use 82270 when the patient returns the cards.

Jen Godreau, CPC, CPEDC
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Sophie Answered Wed 17th of November, 2010 19:14:20 PM

What if the pt's given the cards to take home, dx screening and they're medicare would you
use G0328 instead of 82270?

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