This patient has biochemical recurrence, s/p prostatectomy and path report says he has poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of soft tissue. I should add this is an outpatient encounter.
How would this... [ Read More ]
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The Z89 & Z90 dx blocks are for amputations and removed organs. I d use the personal HO of DJD/ostepor. of dx Z87.39 "Past personal medical HO of musculoskeletal problems." Th... [ Read More ]
Would you add CPT code 19380 to codes 15771 & 15772 for patients left breast?
1. Encounter for breast reconstruction following mastectomy Z42.1
2. Acquired partial absence of left breast Z90.12
3. P... [ Read More ]
Hi - Need help.
My organization has always coded postops as (ex: Z48.89/99024) or (ex: Z48.3/99024). However, I just recently learned that when you code postops you should be coding the dx as well? ... [ Read More ]
I work in plastics where we perform the DIEP flap. We see the patient for consult and often are in the OR , consult/during the mastectomy where we make the "pocket" or put in a tissue expander if DIEP... [ Read More ]
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It is appropriate to report both codes to fully specify the condition of the patient. Code Z90.13 specifies the absence of the breasts but does not... [ Read More ]
It is appropriate to report both codes to fully specify the condition of the patient. Code Z90.13 specifies the absence of the breasts but does not include the information on the personal history of ... [ Read More ]
The patient had B/L mastectomy couple of years ago. Now patient does not receive any treatment towards breast cancer. Now can i code following 2 codes in one encounter?
Z85.3 - Personal Hx of b... [ Read More ]
Also, I have suggested using Z90.1*. They say they've tried that as well without success. We are pulling one claim and just planning on doing corrections one change at a time until something works, an... [ Read More ]
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