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What ICD-9 Code

Vicky Posted Wed 13th of November, 2013 11:31:37 AM

What ICD-9 Code should be used for Prophylactic Brain Radiation,
Primary is Lung Cancer 162.3

SuperCoder Answered Wed 13th of November, 2013 13:49:50 PM

Use primary lung cancer code '162.3' and '198.3' for secondary brain cancer. If patient doesn't have brain cancer, metastacized from the lung cancer, then you can only use '162.3'.

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