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    Would status post mastectomy , status post radiation and chemotheraphy with absence of left nipple be codes be codes v10.3, v66.2 , ? help

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    Status Post Mastectomy would be Acquired Abscence of Breast Code V45.71. If the physician documents history of breast cancer code also V10.3. Radiation would be V15.3.

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    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinaboe View Post
    Status Post Mastectomy would be Acquired Abscence of Breast Code V45.71. If the physician documents history of breast cancer code also V10.3. Radiation would be V15.3.
    FYI neither V45.71 or V15.3 can be used first-listed, but the V10.3 can be first listed

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    the physician documents patient had modified radical mastectomy of the left breast for carcinoma now has matastasis to the bone.

    Is the breast cancer coded as current or history and why?

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    The breast cancer is coded as history of. Since the breast has been removed, the breast cancer is no longer present. The metastatic bone cancer is considered to be current.

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