Neoplasms

Desmoid Tumor in ICD-10-CM: Coding For This Noncancerous Growth
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Desmoid Tumor in ICD-10-CM: Coding For This Noncancerous Growth

Name That Code! Question: A 37-year-old female presents with gradually increasing swelling in the left upper leg. She has a mild, dull, aching pain in the leg. After imaging and biopsy results were obtained, the patient was diagnosed with an extra-abdominal desmoid tumor. She is placed on active surveillance. Assign for ICD-10-CM. Answer: D48.116, Desmoid tumor…

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. Name That Code! Question: A 58-year-old female patient presents with malignant neoplasm of the left breast. She is seen to control the severe pain due to the malignancy. Assign the first-listed or principal diagnosis code. Answer: G89.3, Neoplasm related…

Metastatic Prostate Cancer to the Lungs and Which is Principal?  
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Metastatic Prostate Cancer to the Lungs and Which is Principal?  

This post has been updated to reflect the FY 2022 coding guidelines. Name That Code! Question:  A 67-year-old male patient with primary prostate cancer with metastasis to the left lung presents for a wedge resection of the lung. Assign the ICD-10-CM code(s). Answer:   Once you have assigned the code(s), read the information below. The answer is…