Question History of polyps no follow-up in over 10 years

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Patient has history of colon polyps but has not had a colonoscopy in over 10 years, can this be coded as screening or do we still have to report the history of polyps?

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The amount of time since the last colonoscopy would not change the coding. If the patient has a history of polyps, then they are considered in the high-risk category regardless of when the last procedure was done.
 
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