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SuperCoder Posted Mon 26th of March, 2012 18:52:05 PM

what is the correct coding for an aborted colonoscopy for poor bowel prep?

SuperCoder Answered Mon 26th of March, 2012 18:54:29 PM

45378-74.Use V64.3 also as secondary Dx

SuperCoder Posted Mon 26th of March, 2012 21:12:33 PM

But this is for a Gastro billing not facility. My understanding is to use 53 modifier for a physician billing. Is that correct?

SuperCoder Answered Tue 27th of March, 2012 02:57:27 AM

Exactly right, modifier -74 is for hospital outpatient use. For physician billing, you should use modifier -53.

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