reduced services??

lindaf

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I am coding a colonoscopy pn a patient that did not want conscious sedation, I am thinking this should be billed with the reduced services modifier since we did not administer sedation. Any other opinions?
 

coachlang3

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No, it's just an included portion of the procedure so you wouldn't bill it seperately.

Kind of like the OV prior to a screening is not covered by Medicare as it's considered part of the procedure. You don't put the 52 on the procedure if they didn't have the OV.
 

sherrm12

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Exactly. Reduced services would be used when the colonoscopy was not completed. Whether or not the patient obtained any anesthesia should not be considered when coding for the colonoscopy.
 
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