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ICD 10 Coding Alert

Pathology:
Make This Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis Transition

Use additional codes for functional activity. Unlike many conditions that have greater granularity in ICD-10 than ICD-9, you can expect a direct crosswalk for malignant thyroid cancer. Currently, you report the condition as 193 (Malignant neoplasm of thyroid gland). When ICD-10 goes into effect beginning Oct. 1, 2014, you’ll need to report the same condition using ICD-10 code C73 (Malignant [...]

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