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Screening Colonoscopy

Chrys Posted Mon 16th of January, 2017 05:22:10 AM
For a screening Colonoscopy - would you assign the screening code first or as second dx if there is a definitive diagnosis. Example: D12.5 definite, k62.1 definite D12.5, K62.1 AND THEN Z12.11 Thank you
SuperCoder Answered Tue 17th of January, 2017 09:15:21 AM

The coding guidelines state:
A screening code may be a first-listed code if the reason for the visit is specifically the screening exam.
The Z code indicates that a screening exam is planned. A procedure code is required to confirm that the screening was performed.

 

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