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sequencing primary & secondary cancers

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    If the encounter equally treats both primary and secondary cancers, is there a sequencing rule?
    Thanks in advance
    Karen S

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    According to some payers they require a certain sequencing per the drugs being given for treatment. As far as coding for E&M, i would have the primary cancer first and then metastatic sites following after.

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    What was the reason for the visit?

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    Hi Annette,
    the question came up while I was teaching, so no encounter
    Karen S

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