Case Study

Below is an example of a computerized tomography (CT) guided core biopsy of the liver as well as the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes that should be assigned for this outpatient encounter. Preoperative Diagnosis: Malignant neoplasm liver, primary Postoperative Diagnosis: Malignant neoplasm liver, primary Procedure: CT guidance, liver core biopsy Anesthesia:…
Below is a case study that identifies some of the subtle differences between the descriptions of ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 codes. Note that the ICD-10 codes provide a higher level of specificity to the code assignment. Postoperative diagnosis: Colloid cyst of the third ventricle Operation: Bi-frontoparietal craniotomy, transcallosal removal of colloid…
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, having killed 445,687 people in 2005. Coronary artery disease, or CAD, occurs when a substance called plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the heart (the coronary…
Below is an example of a liver transplant procedure as well as the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes that should be assigned for this inpatient procedure. Due to the length of this type of procedure, the operative report has been condensed. Inpatient Case Study Postoperative Diagnoses: End-stage liver disease due to…