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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

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Don't Give Up On Incomplete Colonoscopy Reimbursement

Question: The provider performed a colonoscopy for removal of a foreign body within the colon. However, he could not reach the cecum or colon. How do we report this procedure? Do they allow us to report use of fluoroscopy in this procedure, just in case? Utah Subscriber Answer: The correct CPT® code for this procedure is 45379 (Colonoscopy, flexible; with removal of [...]

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