February 15, 2018
In a diagnostic colonoscopy, if the prep is incomplete and the scope cannot be advanced past the splenic flexure, do I report a diagnostic colonoscopy (45378) with a modifier?
No. CPT says if the scope cannot advance past the splenic flexure, report a diagnostic sigmoidoscopy, code 45330.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 02/15/18.