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    Can someone please help me with a diagnosis code and procedure code to use when billing a colonoscopy for a Medicare patient.
    Thank You

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    I'm not sure what region you are in however, your Medicare contractor may have an LCD in addition to supplemental instructions for colonoscopies.
    Anthony McCallum, CPC, CIRCC, CPC-I, CCS

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    Apr 2007
    Palm Beach


    What kind of colonoscopy - screening(high risk or low risk) or not - were any polyps removed, if so, what technique - anything else done during the colonoscopy?

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    There is a great article the April issue of Coding Edge, page 22. We do about 20 colonoscopies a week and I found it helpful.


    Karissa, CPC

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