82270 vs 82272 whats the difference?

Ltoth

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Inquiring minds would like to know how the 82270 and the 82272 are different. As in examples. Help is appreciated.
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Lisa
 

Kiana

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82270 would be used if pt has a personal or family history of colorectal neoplasm and requires that screening.
82272 is a revised code used for dx other than colorectal neoplasm screening ie annual screening, gross blood in stool etc.
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cburch

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82270 is for colorectal neoplasm screening

82272 is for for all other DRE testing (digital rectal exam)
I understand that 82270 is for screening and 82272 is for DX. We are questioning that 82272 can be used for digital rectal exam. What is your source for using 82272 for this?
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Cheryl Burch, CPC
 
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