AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2019 Issue 1; Ask the Editor

Pericardial Effusion due to Lung Malignancy

A patient with stage IV lung cancer and brain metastases was noted to have worsening chronic pericardial effusion and was admitted for treatment of the effusion. At the time of discharge, the final diagnosis was presumed malignant pericardial effusion. What is the appropriate code assignment and sequencing of malignant pericardial effusion due to lung cancer? ...

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