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    How would you translate colorectal cancer into ICD9 code?

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    Colorectal Cancer is coded as 153.9 in ICD9 format. If the patient has a history of CA of colon it is V10.05. Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRICKS12 View Post
    Colorectal Cancer is coded as 153.9 in ICD9 format. If the patient has a history of CA of colon it is V10.05. Hope this helps.
    Why not 154.0??

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    I agree, why not 154.0? ICD9 153.9 excludes the rectum, which is included in 'colorectal'.

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    Colon ca unspecified is 153.9. Unless the doctor specifies where the cancer is use the 153.9. The 154.0 includes the rectum. Did the doctor say the rectum was included? If the doctor only wrote down colon ca then I would use 153.9.

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    The exact verbiage is 'colorectal cancer'.. That's all I have.

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    'Colorectal' strikes me as a general term that does not specify a location. You probably need to query the physician for details. Is there a path report that might shed some light on the question?
    Ron McKenzie, CPC-A
    Greater Orlando FL Chapter

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    Did we ever get an answer to this question?

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    I agree it's 154.0. If you look in the ICD index, neoplasm>intestine>colon>and rectum = 154.0
    Last edited by patrickniccolo; 11-19-2014 at 11:48 PM.

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