History Code for benign tumor

troupe327

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Is there a personal history code for a benign tumor? I have a patient who in addition had a bone scan also was having a follow up of the previous tumor she had.

I am coding from a radiology report which does not identify how this tumor was removed. because there are 2 types of test completed 1 the bone scan and 2 the US of the pelvis to check on this tumor that is no longer there, I need to report 2 codes to cover the 2 tests that were completed for this patient.

for the bone scan which the DX was osteopenia, I have V8281, 733.90 and I have to deal with this US of pelvis and I do not know what to assign!

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troupe327

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Thank you! It did not specify if tissue was involved but I made a note of both of these codes! Using 3M is quite challenging to find this stuff!
 

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You would not use the V82.81 for the Bone scan if the patient is already diagnosed with osteopenia. Usually this is a repeat scan due to the drugs and is coded as a V58.83 and V58.69, there is a Coding Clinic refernce for this which if you are using 3M you should be able to pull this up.
 
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