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Dignosis for lung nodule

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..

Thank you!
Eunice

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

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