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    Question DX code for History of

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    In a radiation oncology follow up if a patient no longer has any evidence of disease say breast cancer (174.0-174.9) you use the history of code V10.3, but say the patient had carcinoma in situ of breast (233.0) but now has no evidence of disease what code do you use?

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    Columbia, MO


    If the cance is still neing treated then it is active, for breast ca if the patient is being treated long term with tamoxifen then it is still active ca 174.9/ In situ ca is hx of ca after the excision is completed.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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