The reason I was told that you append a modifier is because the colo is going to be rescheduled so you want to communicate to the insurance that the doctor tried but was not able to complete it. You don't want to have an issue with payment when the second one is done. You will be paid like you did a sigmoidoscopy but you don't want to bill a sig because again you will probably get a denial when you bill the second colo. You need to paint a complete picture to the insurance company so billing a colo with the proper modifier gives them the whole picture. You are telling them what you intended to do, that you were not able to complete it, and that you will probably try again. Hope this helps!
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