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    Patient was prepped for a colonoscopy, patient was sedated and the doctor wasn't able to get past the sigmoid colon. Normally we would bill 45378-53 but he removed a polyp while in the sigmoid. Does that change the coding to flex sig w/polypectomy? Thanks in advance

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    We still bill the proper colonoscopy code with the modifier.
    Susie Corrado, CPC
    ENT Coding/Billing

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