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    I understand you cannot bill an pre-op visit with a colonoscopy unless the patient is at risk with other conditions such as copd, diabetes or they are having some sort of symptoms rectal bleeding etc.
    My question is: if the patient has a history of polyps or has a family history of colon cancer does this warrant a billable pre-op visit?

    Thanks in advance for the input.
    LM Coder

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    Usually not. If the colonoscopy is going to be done for screening purposes, high risk, a pre visit is included.
    Catherine Du Toit CPC, CGIC,PCS

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