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Oral Chemotherapy V code

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    Can I use V58.11 for a patient on oral chemotherapy when he comes in for a follow up visit or would V58.69 be more appropriate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyj View Post
    Can I use V58.11 for a patient on oral chemotherapy when he comes in for a follow up visit or would V58.69 be more appropriate?
    As long as the encounter is for monitoring of the chemotherapy I think V58.11 is more specific.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajs View Post
    As long as the encounter is for monitoring of the chemotherapy I think V58.11 is more specific.
    The encounter is for follow up to treatment. MD may increase or decrease dosage dependent upon efficacy or side effects of medication.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyj View Post
    The encounter is for follow up to treatment. MD may increase or decrease dosage dependent upon efficacy or side effects of medication.
    Sounds like monitoring to me V58.11.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajs View Post
    Sounds like monitoring to me V58.11.
    Isn't monitoring V58.83? Thought I might use V58.69.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyj View Post
    Isn't monitoring V58.83? Thought I might use V58.69.
    Because you are talking specifically about chemo drugs, I believe it is recommended to use the V58.11 as it is more specific. The other codes would also work, but are less specific to the type of therapy.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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    Thank you all for your responses.

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