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Thread: Colonoscopy, Medicare, G0121 vs. 45378

  1. #11
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    Apr 2007

    Default Colonoscopy, Medicare, G0121

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    Debra -- Where are you right now? I've heard about the snow storms in the mid-to-eastwestern states. We've had some rain storms here.

    So once last look at #2: I am going to code, G0105 (high risk), Dx(s): V76.51, V16.0, 562.10, 455.2. I thought about putting the V16.0 as the primary dx.

    I hope you find some warmth over there. Thanx again.

  2. #12
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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    I live in Missouri but I am in DC today. COLD COLD COLD!
    OK #2 yes that is how I would do it. I would not use the V16.0 primary unles the patient sole reason for the screening was due to the family histroy. For example
    "I need a screening colonoscopy because my brother was just diagnosed with colon cancer and he said the doctor advised all of us to be checked" this to me makes the V16.0 first as it is the reason for the exam. vs
    " Ok i agree given my age I should have a screening colonoscopy. Yes I remember my grandfather had colon cancer." This is not the motivation but can elevate the risk of the patient so screeniong first.
    Take care!

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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