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Question: A patient required both a flexible sigmoidoscopy and a colonoscopy through stoma during the same visit to the office. How should I report it? Colorado Subscriber Answer: On the claim, you should report: 44388 (Colonoscopy through stoma; diagnostic, including  collection of specimen[s] by brushing or washing, when performed [separate procedure]) 45330 (Sigmoidoscopy, flexible; diagnostic, including  collection of specimen[s] by brushing or [...]