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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Anchorage, AK

    Question occult blood feces

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    Need help with clarification:

    We are charging 82272 w/V76.41 (done by doctor). I believe it should be 82270 w/76.41.

    Confusion on Medicare patients - thought I read some where that the G0394 should billed using 82270.

    What are your thoughts?

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    Greeley, Colorado


    G0394 doesn't state "screening"... I take the wording to mean that the patient has a colorectal neoplasm. Unless of course it is a typo... We use 82270/V76.41. To my knowledge we are not having problems with Medicare. 82272 states for "other than colorectal neoplasm screening", so it would be incorrect with V76.41.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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