Classifying and Reclassifying Hyperplasia of the Prostate
Author: Grocela, Joseph; Stanfill, Mary H
Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes
Publication Date: April 2004
Fewer than five years ago, ICD-9-CM contained just one code for classifying hyperplasia of the prostate. Today, there are nine ICD-9-CM codes in category 600, Hyperplasia of prostate. What is hyperplasia, and why have so many changes been made to this code category in recent years?