Oct 1st, 2012
By Sarah W. Sebikari, MHA, CPC Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, if all adults 50 and older were screened for colon cancer, we could cut the death rate from this disease in half, saving approximately 25,000 lives each year. Colonoscopy is ...
May 1st, 2009
This is a good example of why coders should always begin their diagnostic search in the Alphabetic Index to Diseases, Volume 2, of ICD-9-CM. If the coder skips that step and jumps right to the Neoplasm Table, the nature of the neoplasm is missed altogether. Mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) is a form of lymphoma, ...