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    Default Using codes from the Neoplasm Table for beningn lesions

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    How do I convince another CPC that I do audits with that it is okay to use benign codes from the neoplasm table if the lesion is benign? She insists that the code has to be 709.9 if a benign lesion is treated, biopsied or removed.

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    Columbia, MO


    You may use benign if pathology is received stating benign. Otherwise 709.9 is the appropriate dx.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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