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Soft tissue mass in the esophageal gastric junction

  1. #1
    Stuart, Florida
    Default Soft tissue mass in the esophageal gastric junction
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    Hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day weekend!

    Unfortunately, it's time to get back to work.

    I'm hoping someone can help me with this DX, "soft tissue mass in the esophageal gastric junction". I'm not sure what to assign here. It's pending evaluation so, until then, this is the most definitive DX I've got.
    Vanessa Mier, CPC

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    Stuart, Florida
    Anyone have any suggestions on this one?
    Vanessa Mier, CPC

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    I am leaning towards 530.89. Please check.

    PS: Unfortunately, we did not have off for Memorial Day here in India .
    Girish Dadhich, CPC

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    Esophageal gastric junction is aka epigastric. Mass, epigastric leads us to 789.36.

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    Good shot with 789.36. We can not find one more specific than this until you get to know what mass it is from path report.
    I dont find a reason to place a mass under a 'disorder category' when it is a 'mass' and when there is a code specific for a mass in the epigastric region.
    Thank you
    Last edited by preserene; 06-06-2011 at 08:05 PM.

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