tci General Surgery Coding Alert - 2014 Issue 6

ICD-10: Z12.11 Replaces V76.51 for Screening Colonoscopy

Show medical necessity for preventive service. With the recent legislative implementation delay, you know you won’t be using ICD-10 before Oct. 1, 2015. But you also know you can’t just forget about it.   Let us help you prepare with this snapshot of the new way you’ll document screening colonoscopies under ICD-10.   Direct crosswalk: The current code that payers want when your surgeon performs a screening colonoscopy is V76.51 (Special screening for malignant neoplasms colon). Once ICD-10 goes into effect, you’ll substitute V76.51 with the ICD-10 equivalent: Z12.11 (Encounter for screening...

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