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    Default Office disagreement

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    Is breast nodule coded 611.72 or 793.89? When you look up nodule, breast in dx code book it brings you to 793.89.


    Kimberley Tober, CPC
    Franklin, TN

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    Apr 2007
    North Carolina


    Depends on how it was detected....

    611.72= A lump or mass in the breast can often be detected by hand.

    793.89=Other abnormal findings on radiological examination of breast

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    I code for radiologists and find that I will use both of these for nodule, depending upon how it is described in the findings. If it sounds more like a mass then I go with 611.72. If it sounds like they see something on the mammo, but they are not sure what, I go with the 793.89. You can pretty much get a feel for their overall view of it when reading the report.
    Hope that helps.

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    I code for radiologists as well and our current direction is 793.89 for a nodule, 611.72 for a mass.

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