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HCC coding guidelines

Bevin Hearn, Rachel Chasan, Kian Bichoupan, Maria Suprun, Emilia Bagiella, Douglas T Dieterich, Ponni Perumalswami, Andrea D Branch, Shirish Huprikar
BACKGROUND: In the era of combination therapy for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), liver disease, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are major causes of death for patients coinfected with HIV and hepatitis B virus (HBV). This study compared HIV provider and hepatologist awareness of and adherence to the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) practice guidelines for chronic HBV management. The primary endpoint of HIV provider adherence to HCC screening recommendations was compared to that of hepatologists at a large metropolitan academic medical center...
December 1, 2015: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Sean F Altekruse, Susan S Devesa, Lois A Dickie, Katherine A McGlynn, David E Kleiner
UNLABELLED: Clear definitions of histological groups are essential for studies of liver and intrahepatic bile duct cancers. Thus, we developed a classification system based on abstracted information on histologies of liver and intrahepatic bile duct cancers diagnosed during 1978-2007 within all Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) registries. Of 61,990 reported primary liver and intrahepatic bile duct cancers, 108 distinct ICD-O histology codes were identified. During the 5 recent years of diagnosis, 2003-2007, the leading histological groups were hepatocellular carcinoma (75%) and cholangiocarcinoma (12%)...
2011: Journal of Registry Management
A Sanyal, A Poklepovic, E Moyneur, V Barghout
OBJECTIVE: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a deadly cancer with limited treatment options. HCC cases in the United States (US) were identified from a claims database to analyze the risk factors, the health care provider referral patterns, and treatment options in actual (real-world) clinical settings. METHODS: MarketScan, a health care claims database from Thomas Reuters covering 18 million lives yearly and all US census regions from 2002 to 2008, was used to identify HCC patients and obtain data on patient characteristics, health care providers, and treatment utilization (i...
September 2010: Current Medical Research and Opinion
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