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Neuroendocrine w/small cell features

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    Default Neuroendocrine w/small cell features
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    Pathology reads, neuroendocrine carcinoma with small cell carcinoma features, poorly differentiated, Lung, RML. The physician says 162.4, but I am thinking 209.30. Thanks in advance.

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    Manhattan, NY
    What is the ICD-9 assigned by Pathology? Why not use both with 162.4 as primary?

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    Default Neuroendocrine w/small cell features
    The pathologist does not code it but listed the final diagnosis as 'neuroendocrine carcinoma w/small cell carcinoma features of the lung, LML"
    Our local carrier will not pay for neuroendocrine (209.30) because it is not listed as a code under the medical necessity indications for RT, but will pay for 162.4. It can not be both.

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