• If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ & read the forum rules. To view all forums, post or create a new thread, you must be an AAPC Member. If you are a member and have already registered for member area and forum access, you can log in by clicking here. If you've forgotten your username or password use our password reminder tool. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
  • We're introducing new features and a new look to make the forums easier to use and more valuable to you. See what's new and let us know what you think!

R18.0 Ascites

caglunt

New
Messages
8
Best answers
0
R18. Malignant Ascites shows that it should not be used as a principle diagnosis if a related definitive diagnosis has been established. What if there is no related definitive diagnosis such as malignancy?
 

bbooks

Expert
Messages
373
Best answers
0
I use this as primary code: C80.1 Malignant (primary) neoplasm, unspecified
 
Top