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Old 04-25-2012, 07:54 AM
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Default Hyperplastic rectal polyp dx code

I am new to gastro coding and see the term hyperplastic quite frequently on the pathology reports for rectal polyps. I am wondering if these would be coded as 211.4 or 569.0?
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:15 AM
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569.0 is not otherwise specified so it would be 211.4.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:42 AM
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211.4, as syllingk stated.
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:13 AM
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We use 569.0. The ICD-9 index under polyp, rectal states adenomatous are 211.4. Non-adenomatous rectal polyps are 569.0. Everything I find indicates that even though hyperplastic polyps are benign, they are not adenomatous.
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We also use 569.0.

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Old 04-26-2012, 08:32 AM
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yes agree with bridgette
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:58 AM
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I also bill 569.0 if the rectal polyp comes back as non-adenomatous
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:11 AM
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Good info!
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