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    I work for an anesthesia group which renders services in an outpatient setting I am coding a d & c (58120) however i am perplexed with the icd 9 the doctor used for the dx (thickening of the endometrium) 793.5.

    If anyone is familiar with this or can clarify why this code i would appreciate it.

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    My understanding of this code is that they have had an X-ray or other radiology type procedure, that show's a thickened endometrium (just what the code says), that could be from polyps, fibroids, or any number of other reasons. The D & C will help determine whether something more needs to be done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cary1229 View Post
    I work for an anesthesia group which renders services in an outpatient setting I am coding a d & c (58120) however i am perplexed with the icd 9 the doctor used for the dx (thickening of the endometrium) 793.5.

    If anyone is familiar with this or can clarify why this code i would appreciate it.
    the correct code for endometrial thickening is 621.30

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