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    Red face colonoscopy - What cpt would you use?

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    What cpt would you use?
    colonoscopy to 30cm?
    Last edited by ank3t; 10-07-2016 at 05:14 AM.

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    If the intent was a full colon and the doctor could not progress further due to poor prep or other reasons, then i would use 45378 with a 53 modifier. If the intent was just a sigmoidoscopy, then code the 45330. It all depends on the report.

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    I agree. Do not code a sigmoidoscopy if the pt. was prepped and intended for a colonoscopy. Use the discontinued procedure modifier 53, as this is the most accurate reflection of what was done, and intended.

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