Nancy Posted Thu 29th of September, 2016 10:24:59 AM
I am not sure how to code this for ICD-10 dx code: thinking C49.5 OR C49.8 OR C48.0 OR C44.99. Think C44.99 is the code.
Skin, suprapubic, biopsy:
Invasive poorly differentiated carcinoma (see comment).
Much of the specimen represents necrotic tissue and organizing
hemorrhage. The tumor cells have an immunohistochemical profile
compatible with a poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma and lack
expression of markers typical of adenocarcinoma or of urothelial
carcinoma. Carcinoma involves the edges of the tissue fragments.
Biopsy of suprapubic skin tissue.
SuperCoder Answered Fri 30th of September, 2016 09:36:41 AM
As per documentation the appropriate code is C44.509 (Unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of other part of trunk)
NOTE; Suprapubic area comes under trunk area.