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Screening C-Scope VS/ Removal of polyp

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    Pt come in for a screening Colonoscopy, durring which a polyp is found and removed. According to guidelines this is no longer a screening Colonoscopy and to list the DX code as screening 1st V76.51 and the polyp listed 2nd. This is medicare since they donot accept V codes without using the G0105. how is this billed out (45380) ?
    Thanks for any help

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    Columbia, MO
    you use the V code first listed and the polyp 2nd , and then the appropriate colonoscopy code (w/polypectomy or w/biopsy etc) and for Medicare add a PT modifer.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thank you so much , that clears up an ongoing discussion in our office.

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