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Colonoscopy Diagnosis Coding

Stephanie Posted Tue 10th of September, 2019 19:56:22 PM
Hello, I would like to confirm two things regarding how to code a diagnosis for colon polyps. 1. If the provider is specific as to the location of a polyp removal in his findings; 90mm polyp remove by snare, but only states Colon polyp under is Endoscopic Diagnosis. Should I use ICD-10 K63.5 or D12.3? 2. Is a pathology report required before placing a diagnosis on the colonoscopy charges?
SuperCoder Answered Wed 11th of September, 2019 04:40:06 AM
Hi Stephanie nbsp There are multiple diagnosis codes for removal of colonic polyp s and diagnosis code should be based on the pre-operative and post-operative diagnosis mentioned in the colonoscopy report Diagnosis mentioned in the pathology report would surely help in identifying the exact diagnosis nbsp Since there are multiple...
Stephanie Posted Wed 11th of September, 2019 12:23:42 PM
Thank you for assistance. That helps clarify somethings.
SuperCoder Answered Thu 12th of September, 2019 00:45:39 AM

Thank you, happy to help.

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