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Code: Z85.3
Personal history of malignant neoplasm of breast
Conditions classifiable to C50.-
Parent Code Notes: Z85
Code first any follow-up examination after treatment of malignant neoplasm (Z08)
Excludes2: personal history of benign neoplasm (Z86.01-)
personal history of carcinoma-in-situ (Z86.00-)
Use additional code to identify:
alcohol use and dependence (F10.-)
exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
tobacco dependence (F17.-)
tobacco use (Z72.0)

Category Notes
Persons with potential health hazards related to family and personal history and certain conditions influencing health status (Z77-Z99)
Code also any follow-up examination (Z08-Z09)

Coding Guidelines
Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00-Z99)
Note: Z codes represent reasons for encounters. A corresponding procedure code must accompany a Z code if a procedure is performed. Categories Z00-Z99 are provided for occasions when circumstances other than a disease, injury or external cause classifiable to categories A00-Y89 are recorded as 'diagnoses' or 'problems'. This can arise in two main ways:
(a) When a person who may or may not be sick encounters the health services for some specific purpose, such as to receive limited care or service for a current condition, to donate an organ or tissue, to receive prophylactic vaccination (immunization), or to discuss a problem which is in itself not a disease or injury.
(b) When some circumstance or problem is present which influences the person's health status but is not in itself a current illness or injury.


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Conditions classifiable to means the patient either has or had the condition.

This one is pretty straightforward

Z85.3 - Personal history of malignant neoplasm of breast

So in order to have a history of malignant neoplasm of breast, you had to have had malignant neoplasm of Breast in the past. C50.- is for malignant neoplasm of breast.

The conditions classifiable to is an indicator you are using the right code. Take Z86.61 for example. Personal history of infections of the central nervous system. It says "Conditions classifiable to G00-G99, H00-H95" It just means the patient had a conditions falling under G00-G99 (Diseases of the nervous system) or H00-H95 (Diseases of the eye and adnexa & Diseases of the ear and mastoid process)
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