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  1. Default Neuroma
    Medical Coding Books
    Any suggestions on a code for neuroma of the finger?

    Thanks Terri

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    High Point, NC
    I would suggest 354.9

    Cindy Gallimore, CPC

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    That is what I am being told by BWC, but I am having a hard time using that because its inflammation of the nerve, not neuroma. Thank you for your reply.

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    is what i've been using.

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    To me view 215.2 will be a approp one.
    (Neuroma, in its original and most general sense, refers to any swelling of a nerve. (Neuro- is from the Greek for nerve, where as the suffix -oma denotes swelling.) Just as the Latin word for swelling (tumor) is now restricted to neoplasias, the equivalent Greek suffix -oma has shared in that fate. Thus, the typical modern usage of neuroma is for nerve tumors. However, many of the older, more general uses persist)

    Joseph Amalraj Antonisamy CPC-H
    Last edited by joe_physio09; 05-25-2009 at 12:02 AM.

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    see in icd book as neuroma , nonneoplastic and it leads 354.9 . neoplasm can be taken only when it is documented as we all know . am i right....

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    yes we can go with 354.9

    Joseph Amalraj Antonisamy CPC-H

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