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?ICD9 Code for Hyperkeratosis back

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    Default ?ICD9 Code for Hyperkeratosis back
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    Hi Just wondering if someone would be able to help me coding a
    Lesion from the back Path:Acanthosis and focal hyperkeratosis
    I thought it was 701.1; however medicare will not pay an E&M(99213) with that Dx as they say that it is a screening and that is a
    foot code Dx - So would I use the 702.8 other dermatoses Thanks in advance
    Deb, CPC

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    I would use 216.5, benign neoplasm of back.

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