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PET SCAN, dx ?

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    INDICATION: ESOPHAGEAL CA

    IMPRESSION: Stable left supraclavicular lymphadenopathy. Relatively stable fibrotic changes involving the right lung. No new hypermetabolic abnormalities.

    Would you code 150.9 or 785.6

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    I would code neoplasm of esophagus

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    malignant?

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    PET scans are usually performed to stage a known malignant neoplasm, or restage the malignancy after a course of treatment.

    If the Esophogeal Cancer is a known diagnosis, I would code 150.__, and 785.6 for the Lymphadenopathy.

    If there is not a known Esophageal Cancer, I would ask for clarification or research the medical record. If I could not verify the cancer, then I would just code the 785.6.

    I hope this helps.
    Danny L. Peoples
    CIRCC,CPC

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