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    When coding a PET scan.....indication/signs & symptoms are HODGKINS.

    IMPRESSION: No definite evidence of residual/recurrent or distance FDS avid malignancy.

    What dx code is appropriate to use? 202.80???

    Thanks:-)

    Kimberley Tober, CPC
    Franklin, TN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberley View Post
    When coding a PET scan.....indication/signs & symptoms are HODGKINS.

    IMPRESSION: No definite evidence of residual/recurrent or distance FDS avid malignancy.

    What dx code is appropriate to use? 202.80???

    Thanks:-)

    Kimberley Tober, CPC
    Franklin, TN

    In 3M when I start with Hodgkins and go unspecified throughout I end up with 201.90 hodgkins, unspecified site. In ICD-9 if you look under Hodgkins disease it's listed as 201.90 Hodgkins disease, unspecified.
    Unless you can find other documentation, this is what I would go with.

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    I guess what I'm really questioning is, is it appropriate to use the dx of Hodgkins even though the impression states no malignancy.

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    Sorry. I would say code Hodgkins, as the report says "No definite evidence of residual/recurrent or distance FDS avid malignancy", and that's the reason for the testing. It does not have a definitive answer for your result. But, you will probably get other coders who say do not code it. I might be more leery of coding Hodgkins if the result said no evidence of...

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    What would you use if the report did say, NO EVIDENCE?

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    I would take it back to the physician and ask for clarification and provide the result of the PET. He may or may not say use the Hodgkins, but that's where I would start.

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