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Pathology/Lab Coding Alert

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Choose Specific Colon Polyp Code

Question: We are trying to assign a diagnosis code for a specimen that the pathology report lists as "colon polyp." Should we report K63.5? Kentucky Subscriber Answer: It's possible that the correct code for your case is K63.5 (Polyp of colon). However, in addition to the specimen name, the pathology report probably provides the pathologist's findings for the tissue specimen, [...]