Coding Challenge 1

Hi Everyone-

Ok, it’s been a few days since the facebook poll, and many of you said you wanted to do a weekly coding challenge! Here is the first one. Please code the CPT and ICD-10-CM code for this report. I will post the answer on Wednesday, August 8th. Also, just so everyone is aware, this is HIPAA compliant. This is not a “real” report and does not contain PHI or identifying info.


Jon Doe

ABC Hospital


Ordered by Dr. Jones



US Soft tissue had and neck

Clinical History-

Neck lump x 3 weeks




Multiplanar grayscale ultrasound of the thyroid


Right lobe is 4.4 x 1.2×1.4 cm  with a 1.5 mm nodule

Left lobe is 4.3x 1.1 x 1.2 cm with a 1.2 mm nodule

Isthmus is 2mm in thickness without a nodule

Normal homogeneous echo density and normal vascularity of the thyroid is present


Stable exam showing normal size thyroid glad with normal vascularity with 2 small nodules.



Signed Dr Smith 7/31/18

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