Advance for Health Information Professionals:Coding Colonoscopies
What is the proper way to code a colonoscopy? That’s the question AAPC member Donna SanGiovanni, CPC, CASCC, CHI, talked about in a recent article feature in Advance for Health Information Professionals. “The diagnosis code for the screening is selected from the V code section V76.51 (Special screening for malignant neoplasms, colon). The CPT code would be 45378 (Colonoscopy, flexible, proximal to splenic flexure, diagnostic),” says SanGiovanni.
The article is available online by clicking here.
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