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Otolaryngology Coding Alert

ICD-10:

You'll Still Have a Single Code for Nasal Cavity Polyp in October

Be sure to differentiate between polyps and lesions before coding. When your otolaryngologist diagnoses a polyp of the nasal cavity, you submit 471.0 (Polyp of nasal cavity) from ICD-9. These polyps are the most common benign growths in the nasal cavity. They are a reflection of inflammation, not tumors that suggest an increased risk of cancer.  Coming soon: When ICD-10 [...]



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