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Neoplasia, Inferior Turbinate

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    Anyone have experience with this diagnosis and it's code? I'm not sure that a malignant neoplasm, inferior turbinate is appropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tianne View Post
    Anyone have experience with this diagnosis and it's code? I'm not sure that a malignant neoplasm, inferior turbinate is appropriate.

    Hi Tianne,
    Does the physician documentation specify that it is malignant? If not, coding it as such would not be appropriate.

    Check out the following codes:
    238.0 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of other and unspecified sites and tissues, Bone and articular cartilage

    235.9 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of digestive and respiratory systems, Other and unspecified respiratory organs

    239.1 Neoplasm of unspecified nature, Respiratory system

    239.2, Neoplasms of unspecified nature; Bone, soft tissue

    Base your code on what the physician documents.

    Good luck!

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