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Old 01-25-2012, 10:00 AM
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Default AML with CNS involvement

What is the proper diagnosis codes for AML (acute myelogenous leukemia) with CNS (central nervous system) involvement?

AML-205.00, (CNS 198.3)??? It's the CNS that I'm iffy on. Any suggestions would be appreciated. The note is as stated in the title.
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:14 PM
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Since the type of CNS involvement is not being specified I would use 349.9 with the 205.00. The CNS involvement could be vomiting, increased CSF pressure, AMS, vision loss, brain hemmorage, seizures, or neurotoxic effects of the treatment itself - unless you know the full history and type of CNS involvement that led to the specific encounter that is the best that you can do!
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