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    Question Intravesical BCG ICD 9 code

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    Should the ICD 9 Code for the Intravesical administration of BCG for Bladder CA be a V code or the code for the Bladder CA? I am ok with the CPT codes, but I am seeing mixed info for the ICD 9 code. Please, if anyone provides an answer, please provider a reference also. Appreciate the help.:

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    Columbia, MO


    BCG is immunotherapy and is administered intravesically for bladder ca. Therefore your first listed dx is the V58.xx code for the administration of immunotherapy. This code is first-listed only allowed, you then use your bladder ca code second. For a reference go to the drug book and look up BCG where it will list this as immunotherapy, and the ICD-9 guidelines on how to code for immunotherapy.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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