General Surgery

snjberry

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I'm new to coding General surgery stuff so could someone tell me what E&M code I use for general office visit for colonoscopy. Another words they have exam for no other reason then schedule colonscopy some have issues which I bill regular office visit with signs and symptoms but what if there are no signs? Do I bill 9939(?) with a v70.0 general exam

Thanks for the help
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mitchellde

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You cannot use the colonoscopy screening code for an office visit. If the patient has already been scheduled for a screening colonoscopy, you cannot charge an E&M or a preventive code since this eval has already been performed and there is no medical necessity to perform it again.
 
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