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Exam Findings Dictate When 188.x Becomes V10.51

Scour your urologist’s documentation for clues. Deciding when to switch from using an active bladder cancer diagnosis code to using a personal history of cancer code can be a challenge for even veteran coders. If a patient undergoes a cystoscopic examination every six months because of a previous bladder cancer diagnosis, do you use V10.51 (Personal history of malignant neoplasm [...]