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Code for screening if pt had colonoscopy 3 years ago?

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    Can you code for a screening V76.51 if the patient has had a screening 3 years ago or does it have to be 5 years. I am having trouble finding this online anywhere else.



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    I think screening Colonoscopy code V76.51 is same for patient has had a screening 3 years ago or does it have to be 5 years.
    There is no change according to the years.......

    Nalini CPC

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    Check your payer policies for specific time intervals allowed but in general if only dx is
    V76.51 screening is not needed for 10 years. If pt has a family or personal history of cancer or polyps then would they need a 3 or 5 year screening, we have trouble getting coverage for pts if we call them back too early with no symptoms.

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