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    If a medicare patient had a colon polyp removed 3 years ago and is here today for surveillnace colonoscopy. A colonoscopy was done with findings of diverticulosis and internal hemorrhoids. How would I code this?

    Do I need to code V76.51 or v12.72 should be the 1st code?

    Thank you


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    Apr 2007


    V12.72, 562.10, 455.00 for medicare

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    Greeley, Colorado


    Since the patient is at high risk, G0105/V12.72 would be sufficient.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    Thank you.

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