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Colonoscopy after partial colectomy

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    Patient had a partial colectomy years ago. My doctor did a colonoscopy and got past the splenic flexure. No biopsies were taken. Can I code a full colon (since we got past the splenic flexure) or do I have to add a modifier?

    Patient has Medicare HMO (through UPMC)

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    Yes you can. Advancement past the splenic flexure is the criteria for the full colonoscopy.
    Pam Brooks, MHA, COC, PCS, CPC, AAPC Fellow
    Coding Manager
    Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
    Dover, NH 03820

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