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    What dx code is used for Gastric xanthelasma on path report? 272.2?

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    That was the closest code I could find at first, but.... What I don't like about 272.2 is that gastric xanthelasma isn't associated with hyperlipidemia according to my research on what gastric xanthelasma is.

    According to my research, gastric xanthelasma is a benign lesion of the stomach. With that, I think the better code would be 537.89.

    FYI.... Here's where I got the definition of gastric xanthelasma.

    John Meyer, CPC-A
    Heekin Orthopedic Specialists

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