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Coding => Coding => Topic started by: KARREN on November 23, 2010, 11:25:27 AM

Title: Need help with dx code
Post by: KARREN on November 23, 2010, 11:25:27 AM
does anyone know the dx for metastatic prostate cancer?

thanks
Title: Re: Need help with dx code
Post by: platmedrec1 on November 24, 2010, 10:54:06 AM
233.4 is Ca is situ prostate - that is what I would use.  I couldn't find anything to specify mets, but it isn't my specialty either.

I thought this page was helpful :)

http://www.fortherecordmag.com/archives/033009p28.shtml (http://www.fortherecordmag.com/archives/033009p28.shtml)
Title: Re: Need help with dx code
Post by: tlewis on January 20, 2011, 06:13:53 PM
I would use 185 since it states metastatic
A primary or metastatic malignant tumor involving the prostate gland. The vast majority are carcinomas.

http://www.icd9data.com/2011/Volume1/140-239/179-189/185/185.htm