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  1. C

    Coding active cancer vs. history of cancer

    My physician (an extremely brilliant pulmonologist) is stating that if his patient had lung cancer that was treated, he considers that cancer "active" until 5 years have passed since the treatment and he would like to use a "current" lung cancer diagnosis. He does not consider the cancer...
  2. L

    A vs. D for wound care

    Wound care clinic. For a debridement, skin graft, or negative pressure wound treatment, what would be the appropriate 7th character be... A or D? I think it would be A because it is active treatment. Does anyone else have thoughts. What defines as "active treatment."
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