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When a patient who was being treated for secondary malignancy of the brain becomes inpatient and is asked to be consulted by a physician for a secondary lung mass you would code the lung mass primary correct?

I have always thought you code the primary for the reason of the enounter. In this cases it would be for the lung mass.

Advice and any proof would be great.
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DeeCPC

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Proof is in your book

The answer to your question, and therefor the proof, is in the front of your ICD-9. These guidelines answer many questions that are asked in the forums.

I highlight the guides that I am checking often or tend to use as explanantion for audits of doctors or coders.

Dee
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