Diagnosis code choice relies on a thorough understanding of the four classifications of abnormal cell growth severity. The good news about cancer coding is that it is generally straightforward. If you can familiarize yourself with a few key pathology words, you’ll be headed in the right direction. Stages of Cancer Cancer is not a disease ...
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By Marcella Bucknam, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, CCC, COBGC, CCS, CCS-P A pancreaticoduodenectomy, pancreatoduodenectomy, or Whipple, is a surgical procedure involving the pancreas, intestines, and other organs. It is usually performed to treat malignancies on the head of the pancreas, common bile duct, or duodenum (which are near the pancreas) but also may be performed ...