AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2021 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

T-Cell Lymphoma of Multiple and Extranodal Sites

A patient with a history of T-cell lymphoma of the skin presented due to fever, hypotension and worsening skin lesions. A positron emission tomography (PET) scan was performed which showed multiple metabolically active lesions. The provider diagnosed the patient with recurrent T-cell lymphoma involving multiple lymph nodes above and below the diaphragm, as well as active lesions in the spleen and skin. Would multiple codes be assigned to capture each site involved? What are the appropriate code assignments for this admission? ...

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