What diagnosis code do you use for Umbilical Granuloma?
The two available are:
686.1 Granuloma Umbilicus (which is labeled Pyogenic Granuloma) DEF:
granuloma: septic, suppurative. Sollitary polypoid capillary hemangioma
often associated with local irritation, trauma, and superimposed
inflammation; located on the skin and gingival or oral mucosa.
771.4 Granuloma, umbilicus, newborn
"Oomphalitis of the newborn"
Infection: navel cord, umbilical stump
DEF: Inflammed umbilicus
I am talking about the "simple", non-irritated, non-infected umbilical
granuloma...an unhealed stump.
What is the correct coding? Why have you chosen that?
Karen Kohlruss RN BSN