AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Goiter Removal

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Bentonville Arkansas

    Question Goiter Removal

    AAPC: Back to School
    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

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Tuscaloosa, AL


    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

Similar Threads

  1. Thyroid Goiter
    By tcooper@tupelosurgery.com in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-16-2013, 02:49 PM
  2. multinodular goiter with hypothyroidsm
    By mommacode in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-25-2013, 05:00 AM
  3. Thyroid lobectomy with excision of substernal goiter
    By Lainie0559 in forum ENT/Otolaryngology
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-20-2011, 01:02 PM
  4. Thyroid Lobe & Excision of Goiter Help!
    By dpumford in forum ENT/Otolaryngology
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-30-2009, 09:15 AM
  5. Removal Pegasus Graft w/ Cyst Removal
    By Lisa A in forum Orthopaedics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-27-2009, 01:45 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.