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    A patient receiving no treatment for malignancy is coded with the "V" history-of codes, but what if a patient is receiving adjuvant therapy, e.g. Tamoxifen? Is this considered treatment for a malignancy and therefore coded with the cancer codes?

    Thanks for input,
    Jenny Berkshire, CPC, CEMC, CGIC

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    Columbia, MO


    Adjunctive therapy still treats the cancer so you code it as active

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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