AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2015 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

Hyperplastic Polyp in Descending Colon

What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for hyperplastic polyp of the descending colon, K63.5, Polyp of colon, or D12.4, Benign neoplasm of descending colon? The Alphabetic Index leads all colon polyps that specify location to category D12, Benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal. Category D12 includes adenomatous polyps. Our understanding is that hyperplastic colon polyps are not neoplasms. ...

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