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    Which would I code if a duplex doppler states patient has history of DVT and chronic DVT in the same area? Does chronic history trump history of?

    Thanks,

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    Post Personal history of DVT vs active DVT
    Hi Donna,

    You are correct, active conditions should not be reported with a history code, but a code for the current condition. If the condition is still present, do not report a history code.

    ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting 2017, page 27:
    "There are two types of history Z codes, personal and family. Personal history codes explain a patient’s past medical condition that no longer exists and is not receiving any treatment, but that has the potential for recurrence, and therefore may require continued monitoring."

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