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Coding Incomplete Colonoscopies

Which code would be appropriate to report 45330, Sigmoidoscopy, flexible; diagnostic, including collection of specimen(s) by brushing or washing, when performed (separate procedure) or 45378, Colonoscopy, flexible; diagnostic, including collection of specimen(s) by brushing or washing, when performed (separate procedure), if the physician is unable to advance the colonoscope to the cecum?

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