Dlbcl

ancoleman22

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I have a chart here that has been coded twice with two different codes and it has me questioning which code is correct!

It states DLBCL of the right adrenal gland s/p partial resection.

One person coded it to C83.39 the extranodal and solid organ sites.

Another coded it to C83.30 unspecified site.

Any help would be great!

Thanks!
 
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I can see the confusion here. Adrenal glands are effector organs, not solid organs by definition, meaning C83.39 would be inaccurate, however they are extranodal, meaning C83.39 could be accurate. I'd lean towards C83.39 because they are a site outside of lymph nodes, besides the fact that the provider did document the site.
 
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