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    I was ready to code this with diagnosis of breast cancer since the patient will be receiving chemo, however when I look at EncoderPro and see the LCD from TrailBlazer's this is not a covered diagnosis. What does everyone else use for the diagnosis in a case like this?

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    I have used the breast cancer code specific to area (174.0-174.9) with CPT code 36561 and it has paid, hope that helps!!!

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    Default Porta cath dx

    I also use the cancer, leukemia or illness the pt has & have not had any problems getting pd - hope this helps

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