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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

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Discontinued Colonoscopy Procedure

Question: Our gastroenterologist performed a diagnostic colonoscopy but was unable to get past the rectum due to a tight surgical colorectal anastomosis. Our gastroenterologist suggested that the patient would need surgery to correct the anastomosis. He also mentioned inadequate preparation for the procedure and discontinued the procedure. He then sent the patient to radiology for a barium enema examination. Can I [...]


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