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82270 / 82272

  1. Question 82270 / 82272
    Medical Coding Books
    It's my understanding that 82270 is the code for screening & 82272 is the code for diagnostic.

    Can a screening be done with only 1 sample collected by the provider in the office?

    If no, can you bill 82270 if provider gets 1 sample in the office & sends 2 cards home with patient? Or does 3 cards have to be sent home with the patient & all 3 cards brought back & tested?

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    Roanoke, Virginia
    I believe 82772 can be used for screening as long as it's not for colorectal neoplasm screening specifically.


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