Coding Exercise, Week of Oct. 22, 2018

Question:  A 67-year-old male patient with primary prostate cancer with metastasis to the left lung presents for a wedge resection of the lung. Assign the ICD-10-CM codes. Answer and rationale here. Related Answer from Previous Coding Exercise Coding Exercise, Week…Question:  A 67-year-old male patient with primary prostate cancer with metastasis to the left lung presents for a wedge resection of the lung. Assign the ICD-10-CM codes. Answer and rationale here. Related Answer from Previous Coding Exercise Coding Exercise,...

Answer for Week of Oct. 22, 2018

Metastatic prostate cancer to the lungsQuestion:  A 67-year-old male patient with primary prostate cancer with metastasis to the left lung presents for a wedge resection of the lung. Assign the ICD-10-CM codes. Answer:   C78.02 Secondary malignant neoplasm of left lung C61 Malignant neoplasm of prostate…Question:  A 67-year-old male patient with primary prostate cancer with metastasis to the left lung presents for a wedge resection of the lung. Assign the ICD-10-CM codes. Answer:   C78.02 Secondary malignant neoplasm of left lung C61 Malignant neoplasm of...

Answer for Week of Mar. 5, 2018

Question: A 58-year-old female patient presents with malignant neoplasm of the left breast with metastasis to the liver. She is seen to control the severe pain of the liver metastasis. Assign the first-listed or principal diagnosis code. Answer: G89.3,  Neoplasm …Question: A 58-year-old female patient presents with malignant neoplasm of the left breast with metastasis to the liver. She is seen to control the severe pain of the liver metastasis. Assign the first-listed or principal diagnosis code. Answer: G89.3,...

Coding Exercise, Week of Mar. 5, 2018

A 58-year-old female patient presents with malignant neoplasm of the left breast with metastasis to the liver. She is seen to control the severe pain of the liver metastasis. Assign the first-listed or principal diagnosis code. Answer and rationale here.…A 58-year-old female patient presents with malignant neoplasm of the left breast with metastasis to the liver. She is seen to control the severe pain of the liver metastasis. Assign the first-listed or principal diagnosis code. Answer and rationale here.…