What Is The Icd9 Code For Liver Mass?


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Babz Bell answered
I am assuming you are looking for the ICD-9-CM code rather than the ICD-9 Code. I say this because the ICD-9 code was formulated by the WHO (World Health Organisation) in 1977 and replaced by the ICD-10 in 1992, which itself will be made redundant by the ICD-11 in 2015 (and is being designed along web 2.0 principals).
This is the case throughout the world apart from, you guessed it, the United States of America which decided to alter ICD-9 rather than update. They called it ICD-9-CM and review it every October. ICD-9-CM codes are used all through the healthcare industry to designate conditions, diseases, injuries, and symptoms. ICD-9-CM codes and CPT codes are inherently related, as the diagnosis (ICD-9-CM code) must support the procedure (CPT code).
Liver Mass may fall under several ICD-9-CM codes namely;
(155) Malignant neoplasm of liver and intrahepatic bile ducts
(570) Acute and subacute necrosis of liver
(570.0) Hepatic failure, acute
(571) Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis
(571.0) Fatty liver, alcoholic
(571.9) Liver disease, chronic, unspec.
(572) Liver abscess and sequelae of chronic liver disease
(572.4) Hepatorenal syndrome
(573) Other disorders of liver
(789.3) Abdominal/pelvic mass, unspec.
For further clarification speak to a medical professional who will be able to assess the specific ailments of the condition you are describing and give you the correct code. This is very important as all Medicare claims require a valid ICD-9-CM diagnosis code and a CPT procedure code in order to be reimbursed.
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Anonymous answered
789.1 would be for an enlarged liver. I am also looking for the code for a liver mass.
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Anonymous answered
155.0 code for liver mass
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zombie hands commented
Mass is not always cancerous. So 155.0 would not be appropriate to use. 789.1 would be a good ICD 9 code to use.

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