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Oncology & Hematology Coding Alert

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Coding for Lymphoma? Be Specific!

Question: My provider recently had me code for a non-Hodgkin lymphoma that affected the spleen. I can’t find any code specific to the spleen. Should I used the unspecified ICD-10 code C85.90? South Dakota Subscriber Answer: For this situation, the code you should use is C85.99 (Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, unspecified, extranodal and solid organ sites). The big giveaway that you want to use [...]