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How to avoid a colonoscopy billing kerfuffle

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Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) insurers are legally mandated to cover colonoscopies without charging patients. The procedure, when billed as preventative cannot charge patients a copay but some doctors may bill it is a diagnostic test. It is important to clarify with your doctor before the procedure is performed, how it will be defined and reimbursed