Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy IconColonoscopy is done to view the rectum and colon, using a colonoscope, which is a long, flexible tube with a camera on the end. Colonoscopy is done to check for colon cancer and other problems in the intestines, as well as to treat and remove polyps. A biopsy can be done during a colonoscopy to look for microscopic evidence of disease. 

AGA also offers a Colorectal Cancer Clinical Service Line to support high-quality patient care.

 

Educate your patients

 

 

Preparing for a colonoscopy?

View AGA's poster on the importance of bowel prep. AGA members: you should have received a copy in the mail to hang in your office.

If not, please email communications@gastro.org to have a poster mailed to you.

Ensuring a High-Quality Colonoscopy

 

Educate Yourself

 

Practice Resources

Manage Your Practice

Manage your practice with useful resources and practice improvement tools including CPT, HCPCS, ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes that are commonly used for GI procedures.

GI Endoscopy Coding for 2016

AGA's Screening Colonoscopy Bundled Payment Model

Screening Colonoscopy Coding FAQs

CRC CPT Codes

ICD-10 Resource Center 

Measure Your quality

Several mechanisms are available for capturing quality data related to the screening and care of patients.

AGA Digestive Health Recognition Program™

PCPI Measures for Endoscopy and Polyp Surveillance

Choosing Wisely®