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ICD-10: Prostate Cancer Coding Mirrors ICD-9 Neoplasm Table Structure

Posted on 28. Mar, 2012 by in Hot Coding Topics, ICD-10

Hint: You’ll apply the same PIN rules even when the codes change.   

If you don’t have any trouble using the ICD-9 neoplasm table, you shouldn’t have a hard time transitioning to ICD-10 neoplasm codes.   

For example, here’s how the two code set options for malignant prostate cancer coding compare:   

ICD-9: Under ICD-9, your prostate neoplasm options include:   

  • Primary: 185, Malignant neoplasm of prostate
  • Secondary: 198.82, Secondary malignant neoplasm of genital organs
  • Ca in Situ: 233.4, Carcinoma in situ of prostate.

If you report prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN), you should use 233.4 for PIN III. But you should use 602.3 (Dysplasia of prostate) for PIN I or PIN II. 

ICD-10… Your ICD-10 options offer up familiar terms:  

  •  Primary: C61, Malignant neoplasm of prostate
  • Secondary: C79.82, Secondary malignant neoplasm of genital organs
  • Ca in Situ: D07.5, Carcinoma in situ of prostate.

 If you report PIN III, you should...

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