Heidi Posted Thu 09th of March, 2017 11:25:17 AM
the physician does a colon see a polyp removes by a technique billed technique CPT code with polyp ICD 10 then pathology comes back showing colonic muscosa with no evidence of polyp should the coder go back and delete polyp code that was already billed ?
SuperCoder Answered Fri 10th of March, 2017 01:55:04 AM
The definitve diagnosis is considered as the final diagnosis to be coded.
In this scenario the definitive diagnosis is colonic mucosa. Hence, it should be coded.