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    If you look under tumor it states to see Neoplasm, site, unspecified nature, but when you look under neoplasm there is only uncertain behavior or unspecified. Which one do you use ?


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    Tumor NOS can be found in the Unspecified column. If you look in the Tabular List of your ICD-9 book, it explains what the code range includes (ie. "growth" NOS, neoplasm NOS, new growth NOS, and tumor NOS).

    Remember, never code from the Index. Always follow through and check the Tabular.
    Last edited by ohn0disaster; 08-05-2010 at 10:16 AM. Reason: p.s.
    Vanessa Mier, CPC

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