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    Is it ever proper to use a history of diagnosis as primary? If not how would you conisder using one?

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    Greeley, Colorado


    Yes, you can use history of codes as primary. For example, history of breast cancer V10.3. For cancer history the patient must no longer be receiving any kind of treatement for that cancer.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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