BC Advantage - 2008 Issue 7
The Neoplasm Table of the ICD-9-CM diagnostic coding
The Neoplasm Table of the ICD-9-CM diagnostic coding book has a mystique about for those who attempt to use it. The assumption is made, often correctly, that those working in certain disciplines, say for an oncology practice, must be proficient at locating diagnosis codes. For the infrequent or new user, it can be an intimidating section of the coding book to turn to. I call it the "Six Columns of Confusion." Just at the start, I want to say that I "never" think of using a code that has involved the Neoplasm Table without a pathology report, with...
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