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    Default Need dx for recurrent esoph. Cancer

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    Can anyone tell me when a pt has a recurrent condition of a disease can we use history or just the disease? I know there is nothing under recurrent it says " see condition. " So in this case a pt has a recurrent esophageal cancer, do we use dx 150.9 or history of? The pt came in for pre-op and the doctor gave us dx recurrent esophag. cancer.

    Thanks In Advance

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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    Yes use 150.9 unless it has recurred in a different organ in which case use a metastatic code and hx of for the primary site

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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