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Coders beware?Is that screening colonoscopy really a screening?

Briefings on APCs, October 1, 2009

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Although coding colonoscopies may seem straightforward, clinical documentation issues may unintentionally mislead coders to the incorrect code(s) assignment. Most importantly, coders must understand what constitutes a ‘screening’ procedure.

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