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Discontinue Colonoscopy - failed prep

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    We have many Medicare patients who come in for a colonoscopy with a failed prep. The physician cannot continue the procedure as the patient is not "cleaned out". I was going to bill this as 45378 - 53. THe patient now needs to have the procedure repeated two weeks after the initial procedure. I just want to make sure I am coding this correctly. I don't want to tangle with Medicare.


    Amy Barton, NRMA, CCS, CPC

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    Columbia, MO
    Just be sure you use a V64.x code as a secondary dx code to show the reason for the discontinued procedure.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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