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Determine Correct ICD-10 Code for Polyps

Question: When the gastroenterologist documents a polyp removal, how do we know which diagnosis code to report? Nebraska Subscriber Answer: To choose the correct ICD-10 code for a polyp, you need to carefully review the medical documentation. Your first step will be to identify the polyp's specific location. ICD-10 codes are very location specific, and even for the colon region, [...]