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    Default Screening colonoscopy

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    When you do a colonoscopy with the pre operative diagnosis of screening colonoscopy and while doing the colonoscopy you find that the patient has a problem such as diverticulosis, do you assign the diagnosis for the screening colonoscopy in addition to the diagnosis for diverticulosis, or would you only use the diagnosis for diverticulosis?

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    Northeast Kansas

    Default Screening colonoscopy

    Per the Gastroenterology report you would dx the Screening primary (V76.51)to indicate that the patient presented for a screening and then the findings/pathology secondary (562.10). The CPT should reflect the procedure that was done, bx, polypectomy, ect.

    Melissa Briggs, CPC

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