Topic Thread

1.  Pathology Findings

Posted 12 days ago

We have had a pathology report come back with a diagnosis of "Minute Scant Fragments of Superficial Epidermis".  What would the ICD-10 be for this?



Christine M Liles, CPC

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2.  RE: Pathology Findings

Posted 12 days ago
The information provided by the pathology report is not definitive enough to warrant a specific diagnosis code. I would recommend conferring with the pathologist for further clarification and definitive information. Otherwise, I would default to L98.8 - Other specified disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue

Faith McNicholas, RHIT, CPC, CPCD, PCS, CDC
Coding & Reimbursement