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Otolaryngology Coding Alert

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Discover How to Use V10.01

Question: A patient completed radiation treatment for tongue cancer. Less than five years postoperatively, she came in for a follow-up. My ENT wants to report personal history code V10.01. Should he?
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Answer: The otolaryngologist is right. You should treat the patient’s cancer as a current cancer until the patient is cleared in five years. [...]