Icd-p for pancreatic mass?

cbarry

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Have been looking for an icd-9 code for pancreatic mass and have yet to find a difinitive one.....any suggestions?
 

NaliniAAPC

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Hi,
For pancreatic mass you can code 577.8(Other specified disease of pancrease).

Regards,
Nalini CPC
 

mitchellde

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Why would you not use 239.0 Neoplasm (new growth) unspecified nature, digestive system?
Per Coding Clinic - neoplasm of unspecified nature means that a preliminary diagnostic study has been performed that shows the mass to be a tumor which is not defined morphologically as of this time. Therefore it is a neoplastic process unspecified as to the morphology. However you have not indicated that any preliminary study has been performed so this could be an abcess or a cyst. Therefore it is still a symptom of a mass.
 

roadsky40

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I would only use 789.32 if there is no specific indication of the location and origin of the mass, like a mass that is overlapping contigous sites like mass between pancreas and stomach. Otherwise code to the disease of the location of the mass.
 

vj_tiwari

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Hey, :)

I think 577.8 is more appropriate. As per Index of diseases...

Mass --> Specified organ or site --> See also disease by site --> 577.* --> but here Mass is mentioned so 577.8.

Hope this helps!

VJ.
 
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