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Confirm Severity When Coding Dysplasia of the Prostate

Question: Our physician documented dysplasia of prostate for an elderly patient. How can we report this diagnosis? Is dysplasia considered as primary neoplasm of prostate? Arizona Subscriber Answer: When your physician documents dysplasia, ICD-10-CM directs you to neoplasia, intraepithelial, prostate. The appropriate ICD-10-CM codes depend on the documented severity. What is dysplasia? Dysplasia is an erroneous development in cells at an early [...]

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