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    How would you code an incomplete colonoscopy with polyp removal?

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    Since the polyp was removed before termination of the procedure was terminated then you would still code the 45385 with a 53 modifier. If the termination of the procedure was due to a poor prep I have found that it helps to use a secondary dx of V64.1 a lot of insurers will process the claim wihtout the need for sending documentation. Hope this helps
    Kimm Hall CPC, CMSCS, CGCS

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