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Diagnosis code help?

Kelly Posted Mon 24th of September, 2012 19:51:51 PM

Would you code this as 199.1 and 197.8 since the provider does not specify a primary malignancy, or would you just code 157.4?

Metastatic neuroendocrine carcinoma of the pancreas (islet cell tumor)

SuperCoder Answered Mon 24th of September, 2012 19:56:14 PM

Tricky but still I will go with the first option because of metastatic nature of carcinoma.

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