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Hemiplegia due to brain mets

  1. #1
    Glendale, AZ
    Default Hemiplegia due to brain mets
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    Hi All,
    How would you code hemiplegia due to brain mets?
    Thanks, Kate
    Last edited by kasuch; 03-22-2011 at 09:23 AM.
    Kate Suchanek, CPC, CPC-H

  2. #2
    Ellenville, New York
    Default Multiple codes
    Opinion: Since the description of category 342 for hemiplagia states that it is used for multiple coding to identify hemiplagia resulting from "any cause" and that is stated in your documentation, I would code 342.90 for the hemiplagia (assuming unspecified side) and 198.3 for the brain mets (assuming cancer is still active).

  3. #3
    Glendale, AZ
    Thanks for your input.
    Kate Suchanek, CPC, CPC-H

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