AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2018 Issue 1; Ask the Editor
Hyperplastic Rectal Polyp with Adenomatous Changes
The patient presented for colon cancer screening due to increased risk secondary to family history of colon cancer. During the screening colonoscopy, a rectal polyp was found and removed via hot snare. The pathological findings revealed “hyperplastic polyp with focal adenomatous changes.” Should code K62.1, Rectal polyp or code D12.8, Benign neoplasm of rectum, be assigned for a hyperplastic rectal polyp with focal adenomatous changes? ...
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