ICD-9 codes

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From:"George, Cheryl" <CGerorge@optima.org>
To:"'histonet@pathology.swmed.edu'" <histonet@pathology.swmed.edu>

Hi histonetters!

I'm taking a survey.  Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.  Also,
if anyone can point me in the direction of the regulations that cover ICD-9
coding of pathology specimens, that would be great!

1.  Does your laboratory ICD-9 code the pathology tissue from the
preoperative/postoperative diagnosis or from the final pathology diagnosis?

2.  Is there any regulation that specifies this for anatomic pathology?

Thanks for all your help!

Cheryl George, HT (ASCP)
Histology/Cytology Supervisor

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