HELP!!! I was always taught and then have always followed through with the mind set that if a doctor documents a pt as having a mass or lesion that it would be coded from the mas/lesion section or from the disease section from ICD 9. I have a doctor wanting to code them as unspecified neoplasms. Which I have provided the definition of a neoplasm below. I am concerned that because insurance companies may look at this as a patient having cancer they may become uninsurable or their premiums may skyrocket and then we would be doing the patient more harm than good. If anyone had any information on this topic I would greatly appreciate. Thanks!!!
Etymology: Gk, neos + plasma, formation
any abnormal growth of new tissue, benign or malignant. Also called tumor. See also benign, cancer, malignant. neoplastic, adj.
- Medical Coding
- Medical Billing
- Practice Management
- Exam Preparation
- Other Courses
- CPC (Certified Professional Coder)
- COC (Certified Outpatient Coder)
- CIC (Certified Inpatient Coder) NEW!
- CRC (Certified Risk Adjustment Coder) NEW!
- CPB (Certified Professional Biller)
- CPMA (Certified Professional Medical Auditor)
- CPPM (Certified Physician Practice Manager)
- CPCO (Certified Professional Compliance Officer)
- VIEW ALL CERTIFICATIONS
Software / Digital
- Code Lookup (AAPC Coder)
- Virtual Coding Experience (Practicode)
- E/M Analyzer
- CPT RVU Calculator
- Health Plan Search (Provider Policies)
- Log In / Join