AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2017 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes

Miscellaneous Z Codes

Code Z40.03, Encounter for prophylactic removal of fallopian tube(s), will allow physicians to quantify outcomes when this procedure is performed. Recent studies and literature suggests that ovarian cancer may actually originate in the fallopian tubes rather than in the ovaries. Women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations have a significantly increased risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Women with BRCA gene mutations usually have their ovaries and fallopian tubes removed at the same time, since they have an increased risk of fallopian tube cancer as well. Please note that if the encounter is for prophylactic removal...

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