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Code: N63

Code Name: ICD-10 Code for Unspecified lump in breast

Block: Unspecified lump in breast

Nodule(s) NOS in breast

Details: Disorders of breast (N60-N65)

Excludes 1: disorders of breast associated with childbirth (O91-O92)

Guidelines: Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00-N99)

Excludes 2: certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
neoplasms (C00-D49)
symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)

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I am leaning toward 786.6?

but the billing coordinator is asking why can't I use 611.89?

Any help?



True Blue
Columbia, MO
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The ICD-9 CM manual will lead you to code 782.2 (localized superficial swelling, mass, or lump; subcutaneous nodules), which although generic will work for this diagnosis. Code 786.6 (Swelling mass or lump in chest) is specific to the chest area and Code 611.72 (lump or mass in breast) is specific to the breast and should not be used, and 611.89 (Other specified disorders of breast) is also specific to a breast disorder which this is not, even though axillary and breast procedures are often associated and performed during the same session.