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ICD-9 for Benign Thyroid Nodule

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    Default ICD-9 for Benign Thyroid Nodule
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    What code would you use for Benign Thyroid Nodule? We are having differing opinions in our office.

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    241.0

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    Thanks for replying.

    There are some of us who believe it should be 241.0 but there are some others who believe it should be 226 because it says "benign". Anybody have a good argument for one over the other?

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    241.0 is for a thyroid nodule. 226 is benign neoplasm of the thyroid gland

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    A nodule is not a neoplasm when there is a code for a nodule. 241.0.
    Pam Brooks, MHA, COC, PCS, CPC, AAPC Fellow
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    Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
    Dover, NH 03820

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    Thank you!!!!

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