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    Default Dx for Personal History of Ductal carcinoma insitu

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    What diagnosis would I use if a patient has a personal history of ductal carcinoma in situ?

    V10.3 states for history of conditions classifiable to 174-175 and a pt. that had DCIS would have a condition classifiable to 233.0

    Thank you,
    Marci, CPC

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    Boise, Idaho


    Wow. That is a hard one. DCIS. I personally would still use the breast cancer hx codes but the only other thing I could find would maybe be V10.90.

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    Default carcinoma in situ

    Carcinoma in situ is a form of malignancy that hasn't yet spread beyond a few cells soI would have used the history of breast CA, but you pointed out that is limited to codes from 174-175. If you look up disorder, breast specified it sends you to 611.89 which is in the genitourinary section, so you would be able to argue using V10.44.
    Last edited by mjb5019; 02-09-2012 at 04:42 PM. Reason: additional info

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    Columbia, MO


    Yes we always used the V10.x code for history of breast ca at the cancer center.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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