Scenario: 01-24-2020 path report Malignant Melanoma Breslow thickness at least 2.05mm
Question: How would the SSDI Breslow Thickness be recorded?
Rationale: SSDI Instructions Breslow Tumor Thickness Note 5: If the pathologist describes the thickness as “at least,” use the appropriate A code. An exact measurement takes precedence over A codes.
- If the pathologist states “greater than” instead of “at least”, code to XX.9, unless it is greater than 9.9 mm (Code AX.0)
- Pathologist states the thickness is “at least 2.0 mm.” Code A2.0 [at least 8mm Code A8.0]
- Pathologist states the thickness is “greater than 4 mm.” Code XX.9