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Family History of Breast Cancer

Leigh Posted Thu 09th of March, 2017 15:46:08 PM
What are the CMS or coding guidelines for when it is appropriate to code Z80.3 for a patient with a family history of breast cancer. What qualifies a patient to be considered family history? Does it have to be a 1st degree relative ie. mother, daughter, sister? Or can it be Grandmother or aunt? Are these guidelines documented anywhere?
SuperCoder Answered Fri 10th of March, 2017 02:40:52 AM

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A family medical history is a record of health information about a person and his or her close relatives. A complete record includes information from three generations of relatives, including children, brothers and sisters, parents, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, grandparents, and cousins.


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Leigh Posted Fri 10th of March, 2017 15:12:26 PM
Just so I'm clear, we can code Z80.3 on a Medicare claim if the patient has a Grandmother that had breast cancer?
SuperCoder Answered Tue 14th of March, 2017 04:34:14 AM



Yes, you can report Z80.3 (Family history of malignant neoplasm of breast) if the patient has a Grandmother that had breast cancer.



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