Pathology/Lab Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Choose ICD-10 From Pathology Final Dx

Question: Our pathologist received a bladder specimen described in the op report as “an adherent stone-like structure with calcification affixed to the right lateral bladder wall, measuring 3.4 mm.” The pathology report gives a diagnosis of “transitional cell carcinoma.” What diagnosis code should we use? Arizona Subscriber Answer: You should code the case to the highest degree of specificity possible, [...]