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KARREN

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

thanks

platmedrec1

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Re: Need help with dx code
« Reply #1 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

tlewis

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Re: Need help with dx code
« Reply #2 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