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Oncology & Hematology Coding Alert

ICD-10-CM Update:

ICD-10-CM: Focus On Two D Codes For Unspecified Benign Neoplasm Of Mouth

Pay attention to ‘other’ versus ‘unspecified’ distinction. When your physician makes a diagnosis of benign tumor in the patient’s mouth, you check the clinical note to confirm the specific structure within the mouth was involved. The documentation should specify the location of the tumor in the mouth, however, you may not always find the information needed to assign the most [...]

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