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Oncology & Hematology Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Are Fatigue and Asthenia the Same? Find Out

Question: In a patient with confirmed cancer, our oncologist documented fatigue. How can we report this symptom in a cancer patient? Is this same as asthenia? Alabama Subscriber Answer: You have a specific code for fatigue related to neoplastic conditions. For fatigue in cancer patients, you submit ICD-10-CM code R53.0 (Neoplastic [malignant] related fatigue). Remember: Always check for the cause [...]