tci General Surgery Coding Alert - 2004 Issue 5

Correction: Screening Colonoscopy Diagnoses

A reader question of the April 2004 General Surgery Coding Alert ("Diagnosis Matters for Screening Colonoscopy") contained a typographical error matching screening colonoscopy codes G0105 and G0121 to the incorrect diagnosis codes. The correct information follows: For G0105, approved ICD-9 codes include:V16.0 -- Family history of colorectal cancer V18.5 -- Family history of familial adenomatous polyposis V12.72 -- Personal history of adenomatous polyps V10.05, V10.06 -- Personal history of colorectal cancer. Additional approved codes for high-risk patients (G0105) include inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis (for example, 558.2, 558.9...

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