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Screening High Risk Colonoscopy

Jackie Posted Tue 23rd of October, 2012 15:46:45 PM

This is an ongoing question.

When you are coding a High Risk Patient (v12.72. Do you still code the V76.51 then V12.72?

SuperCoder Answered Tue 23rd of October, 2012 18:39:26 PM

Answer is yes.

The following are the criteria under which a person can become eligible under high risk category for colonoscopy screening using a code separate from V76.51 (Special screening for malignant neoplasms colon):

A family history (parent, sibling or children) of colorectal cancer or adenomatous polyp (V16.0, V18.51)
A family history of hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (V16.0)
A family history of adenomatous polyposis (V18.51)
A prior personal history of colorectal cancer (V10.00, V10.05)
A prior personal history of adenomatous polyps (V12.72)
A prior personal history of inflammatory bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Use the ICD-9 code for the specific form of IBD.

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