Draft Guidelines for Neoplasm Sequencing 2

This month’s focus is understanding the ICD-10-CM draft guidelines for neoplasm sequencing. Last month the focus was on the neoplasm coding guidelines.

Sequencing of neoplasm codes If the reason for the encounter is for diagnosis of a suspicious lump, skin lesion, or other indication that a malignancy might be present, assign the code for the sign or symptom until confirmation of the diagnosis is made. At the time of coding, if confirmation of a malignancy has been made for an outpatient visit, the neoplasm code should be assigned.

Full article:
Draft Guidelines for Neoplasm Sequencing 2 – Coding Edge November 2006

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