AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2012 Issue 3; Ask the Editor
Hypercalcemia due to Multiple Myeloma
An 84-year-old female with multiple myeloma and numerous severe complications has been hospitalized several times with gradual expected deterioration in her general condition. She was recently discharged to subacute rehabilitation but was readmitted when she developed nausea, vomiting and lethargy with a change in cognitive state. She was noted to be markedly hypercalcemic from the multiple myeloma. The patient was given intravenous hydration and supportive care. Aggressive treatment for the multiple myeloma was not pursued and the patient was transferred to hospice. How should this case be coded? ...
To read the full article, sign in and subscribe to AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS .
Thank you for choosing Find-A-Code, please Sign In to remove ads.