Thursday, May 17, 2007

Colonoscopy Guidelines

AHA reply 2/19/09

Assign Code V67.09, Follow-up exam, as the first listed dx for the colonoscopy encounter described below in example #1. Assign code V12.72, Personal history of Colonic Polyps, as a secondary dx.

Ex, #1: Previous h/o polyps. No new polyps are found.

If, however, a condition is found to have recurred on this follow-up visit, then the diagnosis code is assigned in place of the follow-up code. See example #2.

Ex. 2: Previous h/o polyps. New colon polyps are found. First listed dx code will be 211.3
Do not assign V12.72 since polyps are now current.

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