Answer for Week of April 2, 2018

Question: Patient is seen today for treatment of his malignant pleural mesothelioma. An extrapleural pneumonectomy is performed under general anesthesia. The diseased lung was removed, along with the lining of the lung (pleura), lining of the heart (pericardium), and part…Question: Patient is seen today for treatment of his malignant pleural mesothelioma. An extrapleural pneumonectomy is performed under general anesthesia. The diseased lung was removed, along with the lining of the lung (pleura), lining of the heart (pericardium), and...

Pleural Mesothelioma – The Dreadful Disease That Took My Brother’s Life

ICD-10-CM and CPT Coding for Pleural Mesothelioma and Its Treatment Options  Patient who died from pleural mesothelioma Although it doesn’t seem that long ago, my brother Bob was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma in September 1997. He was only 50 years old. As chronicled by my…ICD-10-CM and CPT Coding for Pleural Mesothelioma and Its Treatment Options  Although it doesn’t seem that long ago, my brother Bob was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma in September 1997. He was only 50 years old. As chronicled by...

Coding Exercise, Week of April 2, 2018

Patient is seen today for treatment of his malignant pleural mesothelioma. An extrapleural pneumonectomy is performed under general anesthesia. The diseased lung was removed, along with the lining of the lung (pleura), lining of the heart (pericardium), and part of…Patient is seen today for treatment of his malignant pleural mesothelioma. An extrapleural pneumonectomy is performed under general anesthesia. The diseased lung was removed, along with the lining of the lung (pleura), lining of the heart (pericardium), and part...