Code for screening if pt had colonoscopy 3 years ago?

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Can you code for a screening V76.51 if the patient has had a screening 3 years ago or does it have to be 5 years. I am having trouble finding this online anywhere else.

Thanks,

Bob
 

NaliniAAPC

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Hi,
I think screening Colonoscopy code V76.51 is same for patient has had a screening 3 years ago or does it have to be 5 years.
There is no change according to the years.......

Regards,
Nalini CPC
 

smrgr

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Check your payer policies for specific time intervals allowed but in general if only dx is
V76.51 screening is not needed for 10 years. If pt has a family or personal history of cancer or polyps then would they need a 3 or 5 year screening, we have trouble getting coverage for pts if we call them back too early with no symptoms.
 
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