Based on the definition below an atypical nevus is an unusual benign mole. So coding it as benign probably makes sense. I have heard this argument before, and I have had very knowledgeable people have two completely different opinions. You could query the physician to make sure he/she is completely comfortable labeling it as benign.
Dysplastic Nevi - SkinCancer.orgwww.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/dysplastic-neviCached
Dysplastic Nevi (atypical moles) are unusual benign moles that may resemble melanoma
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