How do you know when to use ICD-9 569.0 vs. 211.4 when coding a rectal polyp? I have a pathology report for a rectal biopsy that indicates that the diagnosis is "Fibroepithelial polyp". I would code this a a benign neoplasm of the rectum or 211.4. My co-worker disagrees and says it should be coded as 569.0. In the ICD-9-CM book it differenciates these codes based on whether or not the polyp is adenomatous (211.4) or non-adenomatous (569.0). If the polyp is benign wouldn't it be considered adenomatous?
I'm confused. Please help!
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