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    Default screening code vs family history for colonoscopys

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    If a patient is coming in for a screening colonoscopy and has a family history of colon cancer, would the principle diagnosis code be V765.1 (screening code) or V16.0 (family history of gastrointestinal tract cancer)

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    Greeley, Colorado


    yes - V76.51 then V16.0
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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