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Oncology & Hematology Coding Alert

ICD-10-CM Update:
Look Beyond Cancer Diagnosis Codes To Capture All Complaints

Fatigue and malaise may not be clearly differentiated but they have separate codes. Watch out if your physician is capturing the general complaints, like malaise and fatigue, for patients with cancer. Both the underlying cancer and chemotherapy/radiotherapy used in the treatment of cancers, are an important causative factor of malaise and fatigue. Malaise v. fatigue: You won’t find any clear [...]

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