Update for Colonoscopies as a Follow up to Positive Cologuard Test
It has been recommended by the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) that when stool-based tests reveal abnormal or a positive result, a follow up screening colonoscopy is recommended.
In order for claims to process for a follow up colonoscopy as screening, please bill with appropriate CPT and diagnosis codes according to the Preventive Services guidelines, which can be accessed here. Claims will process for a colonoscopy as a screening test after an abnormal Cologuard effective May 28, 2022 with a retroactive effective date of January 1, 2022. Claims will be adjusted accordingly.
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