The Importance of Histology in Neoplasm Coding
Author: Bumgarner, Charlotte CDIP, CCS; Latva, Jennifer CCS, COC, CPC, CGSC
Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes | Journal of AHIMA
Publication Date: September 2018
By Charlotte M. Bumgarner, CDIP, CCS, and Jennifer C. Latva, CCS, COC, CPC, CGSC
CODERS OFTEN RELY on a neoplasm’s behavior and location for ICD-10-CM code assignment, rather than first referencing histological type. This oversight can lead....