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need dx for Bittocks Mass

  1. #1
    Default need dx for Bittocks Mass
    Medical Coding Books
    What dx code would you use for a Buttocks Mass?

  2. #2
    Kingsport, TN
    Default Buttock Mass
    Is the mass malignant, benign, of uncertain behavior or unspecified?

    Malignant Primary 195.3
    Malignant Secondary 198.89
    Malignant Ca in Situ 232.5

    Benign 229.8
    Uncertain Behavior 238.8
    Unspecified 239.8

    Hope this is helpful.

  3. #3
    The neoplasm table states Category 239 calssifies by site neoplasms of unspecified morphology and behavior. the term "mass" unless otherwise stated, IS NOT to be regarded as a neoplasm growth.

    Any other suggestions?

  4. #4
    Milwaukee WI
    Default Could it be a cyst?
    Could it be a cyst? or Lesion?

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

  5. #5
    Mass is unspecified lesion, present in the buttock high specification is site of lesion. buttock region comes under th pelvic region. So Mass in the pelvic region leads code 789.30

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