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    Default Visits for personal history of cancer patients

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    Hi. I have a question and am wondering if someone out there has some guidance? Our Gyn Oncologist had a visit with a patient that has a history of ovarian cancer. Patient had a hysterectomy years ago. Isn't it more appropriate to code this as an office visit versus a preventive visit? Please let me know what you think.


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    Lubbock, TX


    If a current problem is being addressed, then use problem oriented. If the history is just mentioned, then it's just that - history. It would be included in the comprehensive history portion of a preventive exam if it's just a routine checkup.

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    Thanks for your help. I appreciate it.

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