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Icd-p for pancreatic mass?

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    Have been looking for an icd-9 code for pancreatic mass and have yet to find a difinitive one.....any suggestions?

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    Hi,
    For pancreatic mass you can code 577.8(Other specified disease of pancrease).

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    Nalini CPC

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    I would code 577.9, in ICD-9 go to Mass, Specified Organ NEC- See Disease of Specified organ or site.

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    577.9 is the right one.

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    789.32 Mass, abdominal, left upper quadrant (which is where the pancreas is found).

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    Why would you not use 239.0 Neoplasm (new growth) unspecified nature, digestive system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlstaz6543 View Post
    Why would you not use 239.0 Neoplasm (new growth) unspecified nature, digestive system?
    Per Coding Clinic - neoplasm of unspecified nature means that a preliminary diagnostic study has been performed that shows the mass to be a tumor which is not defined morphologically as of this time. Therefore it is a neoplastic process unspecified as to the morphology. However you have not indicated that any preliminary study has been performed so this could be an abcess or a cyst. Therefore it is still a symptom of a mass.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    I would only use 789.32 if there is no specific indication of the location and origin of the mass, like a mass that is overlapping contigous sites like mass between pancreas and stomach. Otherwise code to the disease of the location of the mass.

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    I would code 577.9, in ICD-9 go to Mass, Specified Organ NEC- See Disease of Specified organ or site.

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    Hey,

    I think 577.8 is more appropriate. As per Index of diseases...

    Mass --> Specified organ or site --> See also disease by site --> 577.* --> but here Mass is mentioned so 577.8.

    Hope this helps!

    VJ.

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