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In radiology report of mammogram "Can we code scattered benign appearing calcifications from the findings" Impression says "
NO MAMMOGRAPHIC SIGN TO SUGGEST MALIGNANCY IN EITHER BREAST.
STABLE MAMMOGRAPHIC BREAST PATTERN."

"Appearing"
word comes which is not giving confirmation about dx present or not.
Kindly guide me.
 

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The provider is saying the calcifications appear to be benign (no malignancy present), not that there appears to be calcifications. The calcifications are therefore a confirmed diagnosis, so you would code accordingly.
 
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