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Malignant Neoplasm of Main Bronchus

Question: What changes can we anticipate for diagnosis coding for malignant bronchial neoplasms? Our physician diagnosed a malignant bronchial neoplasm for a patient who has been a chronic smoker. How can we report for the smoking history in this patient? Kentucky Subscriber Answer: From your description, it seems that your physician diagnosed a malignant neoplasm in the main bronchus. For [...]