Since there was no way for the doc to know that there was a polyp or might have been a polyp, it is considered to have been found as a direct result of the study. Since this patient presented for a screening, it should be coded as V76.51 and can be followed by 211.3 (for the polyp if indeed that is what they found).
In all fairness to the patient, he should not be penalized (by the insurance company) for a positive findings on a screening study. Indeed, the carrier should be grateful that the patient took the time to have this done because screening studies do save lives.
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