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ICD 10 Coding Alert


C71.5 Says 'Cerebral Ventricle,' But Watch the Fourth Ventricle Neoplasm Exception

At first glance, brain cancer codes appear to have a direct crossover from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM. Take a closer look at the “includes” and “excludes” lists, though, and you’ll see some important differences.
The code ranges are in the table below:

ICD-9-CM coding rules: ICD-9-CM groups malignant neoplasms of the brain under 191.x. The [...]

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