ICD-10-CM

Making Assumptions About Hypertension and Heart Disease in ICD-10-CM
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Making Assumptions About Hypertension and Heart Disease in ICD-10-CM

If you understand the FY 2021 ICD-10-CM coding guidelines involving causal relationships and the word “with” in the Alphabetic Index of the ICD-10-CM coding manual, coding for hypertension and heart disease in ICD-10-CM should not be difficult. Question:  Patient has congestive heart failure due to hypertension. Assign the ICD-10-CM code(s). Answer: I11.0, I50.9 Hypertension is another…

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…

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,…