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How to Code for Lung Neoplasms With Metastasis

Question: The physician documented that the patient has a primary neoplasm of the right lower lobe with metastasis to the left lung. Do both the left and right lungs fall under the primary code? Or should we report both a primary code and a secondary code? Illinois Subscriber Answer: When the physician documents a primary right lower lobe neoplasm with metastasis to [...]