Coding for Cancelled Colonoscopy

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A patient is scheduled for a colonoscopy, but due to a sudden drop in blood pressure, the procedure is cancelled just as the scope is introduced into the rectum. Because of moderately severe mental retardation, the patient was given a general anesthetic prior to the procedure. How should this procedure be coded by the hospital?

Source: AHIMA Press. Clinical Coding Workout, 2019.

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