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family Hx codes

  1. #1
    Default family Hx codes
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    Can we code for family Hx (Ex aunt breast Ca, uncle MI/CAD) in a primary clinic

    Thank you

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    If the code is relevant, I don't see why you wouldn't
    Felicia A. Thomas, CPC
    Atlanta, GA

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    how do you determine "aunt" (mom's sibling/father's sibling) if patient's (female)uncle's(father's brother) wife has cancer i don't think you can code Family Hx.
    doctor doesn't write whether it is mother/father's sister or someone else.

    Seems very confusing. Maybe someoneelse out ther can help me

    Thank you

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    Default family history
    I have always understood family history to mean direct line. Your father's brother is a direct line. His wife however, is not. That's why they usually don't count cousins and such, the line is not direct.

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