Tag Archives: ICD-9
I have a path report that says “PIN III.” My problem is that the report also says “carcinoma was not identified,” so I’m confused about what to report. Which ICD-9 code is best?
With a diagnosis of PIN III, you should repo… Continue reading
Nasal cavity polyp also goes by the term “choanal” and “nasopharyngeal.”
If the otolaryngologist performed a removal of a middle turbinate endoscopically, you would report it with CPT 31240 — subsequently linking this procedure to a diagnosis… Continue reading
When ICD-9 becomes ICD-10 in 2013, you’ll need to get familiar with different sections in the new diagnosis code system, even if the condition you’re reporting has a simple one-to-one crosswalk.
When your surgeon performs a hiatal hernia repair, yo… Continue reading
New sprain codes are both described as “unspecified.” Find out what clues to look for.
You can use new ultrasound test codes 76881 (Ultrasound, extremity, nonvascular, real-time with image documentation; complete) and 76882 (Ultrasound, extremity, … Continue reading