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testicular carcinoma

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    Patient diagnosis is testicular carcinoma .I work at an ASC and doc office booking was a dx of 233.6. From reading the history all doc says was testicular carcinoma , would that be code 186.9 ?,if not why ? thanks- - patient is for a porth a cath
    Last edited by codedog; 12-23-2010 at 10:53 AM.

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    Columbia, MO
    From your documentation it is 186.9. You might however query the office to see if more documentation exists such as a path report because the is a big difference in these dx codes for the patient.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    At my point of view it is 186.9(testicular carcinoma), you can request the office for more clear documentation.

    Nalini CPC

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    thanks,happy holidays

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