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Quick Start Guide to Benign Ovarian Cyst Dx Coding

Posted on 02. Feb, 2009 by in Toolkit

Tip: An endometrial cyst is also known as a chocolate cyst.

Next time your pathology report describes an ovarian cyst, don’t be left holding the ICD-9 code bag. Our chart shows you which ICD-9 code you should report every time.

Keep in mind: You should always code to the highest specification possible, so when in doubt about what type of cyst you have, either refer to the ob-gyn for guidance or wait for the pathology report.

FYI: You can have combination cysts, such as hemorrhagic corpus luteum. In that circumstance, you should code for both types (620.0 and 620.1).

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Don’t know what the difference is between a culdoplasty and colpopexy?  A high McCall’s got you stumped? Here’s Melanie Witt’s Anatomy for Ob-Gyn Coders.

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