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    I need some help with a code for a goiter removal. The thyroid and parathyroid were not removed. We were looking at 21555, but is the goiter considered a tumor?
    Leah Graham, CPC

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    A goiter is enlargement of the thyroid gland, so the CPT should be in the 60000-602xx range. Perhaps 60210? Read your operative report to verify.

    Jerri, CPC

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