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Using two different scopes

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    If a doctor begins a colonoscopy using one scope but can only get so far, then takes that scope out and starts over using a pediatric scope, do you still only code the procedure once or is it coded differently using a modifier and if so, which one?

    Thanks, everyone for your help!!!

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    I wouldn't code it twice. It sounds like they had to use the pediatric scope in order to properly complete the procedure, that's all. I would only code it once.

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    Thank you, Leslie.

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