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Gastroenterology Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Take the Guesswork Out Of Discontinued Colonoscopy

Question: The provider attempted to perform a diagnostic colonoscopy for a patient. However, he felt that the patient was inadequately prepared for the procedure, and he could not get the scope to go beyond the rectum as he found a tight surgical colorectal anastomosis. The provider discontinued the procedure and suggested that the patient would need surgery to correct the anastomosis. [...]