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Looking for most common ICD-9 codes

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    Question Looking for most common ICD-9 codes
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    I'm instructing ICD-9-CM to a class of non-coders that will be seeking front office jobs and am hoping someone can provide me with a list of the most common diagnoses for the specialty. I have them for one month and can't cover all of it! I would be very grateful for any help!

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    Look at the neoplasm table, there are you "most common diagnosis" for cancer care. Also, see the lymphoma's, anemia's and "history of" different types of cancers.

    It's too broad to give you a list, and it depends on the office. Some HEM ONC doctors specialize in one area, such as prostate cancer or breast cancer. Many HEM ONC doctors see all kinds of cancers, though.

    Good luck with your class.

    Certified HEM ONC Coding Specialist

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    I think it is more important to understand how to look up the codes rather than the most common codes. You don't want your students to get use to coding "one code" for once dx when another code is more appropriate.

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