Coding An Incomplete Colonoscopy

Coding An Incomplete Colonoscopy

February 15, 2018

In a diagnostic colonoscopy, if the prep is incomplete and the scope cannot be advanced past the splenic flexure, do I report a diagnostic colonoscopy (45378) with a modifier?

No. CPT says if the scope cannot advance past the splenic flexure, report a diagnostic sigmoidoscopy, code 45330.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 02/15/18.


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