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    can you please help clarify. This person has metastatic prostate cancer. Can you please let me know how to code this? I know that the primary site is the prostate and that the cancer has spread. The H/P indicate that he had a prostatectomy with mets to bone. this is only documented in the H/P and not in the progress notes. I am coding for a hospitialist group
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    If you are coding the progress note and the doctor only says 'metastatic prostate cancer' without saying the bony mets, I would not add it. I would only code the 185

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktricia View Post
    If you are coding the progress note and the doctor only says 'metastatic prostate cancer' without saying the bony mets, I would not add it. I would only code the 185


    I agree.....
    Yolanda T. Haskins CPC, CRC, OHCC, AAPC Fellow
    Past AAPCCA Board of Directors 2014 - 2017


    Alexandria, VA Chapter

    ~ Practice Kindness ~

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    I would use 198.82, because the cancer as spread.

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    Question I have a diagnosis of Metastatic prostate cancer to the pelvic bone. Now would I code it as 198.89, 185

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