Eunice Posted Tue 11th of October, 2011 13:35:50 PM
Can anyone help me with new diagnosis for 2012..I have been using dx 518.89 for lung nodule but now there is new diagnosis 793.11 and 793.19. Under index on ICD-9, there is lung, solitary as dx 793.11 but solitary, lung is 518.89. I am confuse what to use..
SuperCoder Answered Tue 11th of October, 2011 14:04:59 PM
You are right. Till 2011 September, the code for "lung nodule" was 518.89
From Oct.2011 onwards, the code for "solitary long nodule" is 793.11