Personal History of Neoplasms

mctear1

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Good morning, if a patient is no longer receiving treatment for a primary and a secondary neoplasm should we be coding a personal history of the primary and a personal history of the secondary site? Everything that I am looking at as far as the personal history codes only speaks on the primary site.
 

mitchellde

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The metastatic (secondary) site is just an extension of the primary. So in otherworldly it is the same primary neoplasm that has moved to a secondary location. Therefore you need to code only the history of the primary.
 

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The metastatic (secondary) site is just an extension of the primary. So in otherworldly it is the same primary neoplasm that has moved to a secondary location. Therefore you need to code only the history of the primary.

Interesting. Thank you mitchellde!
 
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