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CPT Coding For an Extrapleural Pneumonectomy in Malignant Pleural Meso

CPT Coding For an Extrapleural Pneumonectomy in Malignant Pleural Meso

A patient diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma may elect to have a risky procedure performed called an extrapleural pneumonectomy.  Question: Patient is seen today for treatment of his malignant pleural mesothelioma. An extrapleural pneumonectomy is performed under general anesthesia. The diseased lung was removed, along with the lining of the lung (pleura), lining of the heart…

Coding and Sequencing of Neoplasm-Related Pain
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Coding and Sequencing of Neoplasm-Related Pain

Coding and sequencing of neoplasm-related pain is based on the medical documentation and the ICD-10-CM coding guidelines. Question: A 58-year-old female patient presents with malignant neoplasm of the left breast with metastasis to the liver. She is seen to control the severe pain of the liver metastasis. Assign the first-listed or principal diagnosis code. Answer: G89.3,…