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Dx code for Lymphadenoma

  1. #1
    Salt Lake North
    Default Dx code for Lymphadenoma
    Medical Coding Books
    OK, so the doc does not know that this term is no longer in medical use> So the question then becomes, how do you code this now? As always, I appreciate your responses.

  2. #2
    Milwaukee WI
    Default I'll take a guess
    229.0? My Stedman's defines "adenoma" as a "normally benign neoplasm."

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CPC-E/M

  3. #3
    Default 229.0 Is Correct
    Hi Quinnwebb,

    Per ICD-9-CM for adenoma - We have instructional notes: see also neoplasm, benign and by site. Since here the site is lymphnode(s), then the correct code is 229.0.

    Moreover, per stedman 'adenoma' is 'benign neoplasm'.

    B.T.RamKumar, MBA,CPC.

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