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Old 12-08-2010, 04:22 PM
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benign villoglandular polyp, aphthous ulcerations of the transverse colon - Active chroniculcerative colitis. Would you assign 556.8 and 211.3 Thanks
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:09 PM
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556.8 is the correct one for this scenario. The noeplasm has no place here at this stage unless there was a mass found there. This is an inflammatory condition with hereditary / auto immune contributory factor.
So I would like to give only 556.8
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:26 PM
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I disagree a polyp is mentioned before the ulcerative colitis.
556.8 and 211.3 is IMO the correct answer with the information given.
A. McCormick, CPC, CGSC
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:28 PM
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Correct answer for the documentation is 556.8 and 211.3.Need to code benign polyp also.

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