Metastatic carcinoma

hnybunny

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If anyone could help I would really appreciate it.

Patient had mass removed from his rib. The final dx is metastatic adenocarcinoma from the colon.

Would I use the primary carcinoma from the colon as the primary dx and the secondary carcinoma from the rib as the additional dx?

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Diagnosis Coding

You would first code the metastaic rib mass with the secondary code 198.5 and then with hx of colon if it is not a current cancer( pt. still undergoing treatment for the colon ca) Hx of colon is V10.05 are current ca for colon is 153.9
 
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