Results 1 to 3 of 3

Peritoneal fluid

  1. #1
    Default Peritoneal fluid
    Medical Coding Books
    Hi i m dr sunil
    can anyone clear my doubt

    specimen peritoneal fluid
    indication ovary ca
    finding malignant cell in fluid

    please suggest dx either 183.0 or 789.51 with secodary code 183.0
    plz advice

    dr sunil dadhich

  2. #2
    Columbia, MO
    You would code the 183.0 first listed with the 789.51 secondary. The instruction in the code book states to code the malignancy first.

  3. #3

Similar Threads

  1. Perisplenic Fluid
    By JGolamco in forum Interventional Radiology
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-18-2013, 03:42 PM
  2. Fluid intake
    By Fizbo in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-27-2012, 06:35 PM
  3. Ct guided drainage of peritoneal fluid
    By bda23054 in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-11-2012, 02:30 PM
  4. Fluid
    By amylis1 in forum OB/GYN
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-24-2012, 10:27 AM
  5. Localization of pleural fluid and peritoneal fluid
    By DEEJAYHIC in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-13-2008, 03:11 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.