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Lymphoma history ??

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    If a patient has Lymphoma but the provider states he has been in remission for the last 6 years. How would you code this. Would you use the history code or use the active disease code?

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    If the pt is in remission and not receiving any chemo then I would code it as history.

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    3M gives a In Remission code to Category: 202 Other malignant neoplasms of lymphoid and histiocytic tissue. I don't know the specific site you are looking for, so look in Category:202.
    Therefore, I would not code it as a History code.

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