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V58.69 - long-term use of other medications

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    Question V58.69 - long-term use of other medications
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    V58.69- LONG-TERM USE OF OTHER MEDICATIONS.
    WHAT CLASSIFIES A MEDICATION AS LONG TERM USE? 3 MONTHS, 1 YEAR, 2 YEARS? ARE THERE CERTAIN MEDICATIONS THAT DO NOT APPLY TO THIS?

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    Just for clarification, the V58.6X code range also specifies "current use", as in Long term (current) drug use. If a patient comes in to see their PCP and has Prostate Cancer, for example, the doc orders a PSA to be done and talks to the patient about their progress. In the assessment portion, the doctor notes "Prostate Cancer, being seen by oncology; receiving chemotherapy. We will do a PSA today." You would then code, 185 and V58.69.

    Hope this helps!
    Vanessa Mier, CPC

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    Thank you soo much. So are there any medications that do not apply to this that you know of?

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    To my knowledge the only ones it doesn't inclued are the ones that have a more specific code like antibiotics which is V58.62. See the V58.6X codes.

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