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RADIATION THERAPY AFTER MASTECTOMY

Jenneta Posted Fri 02nd of October, 2015 15:34:31 PM

Patient is being seen in the radiation oncology clinic for adjuvant therapy after having mastectomy of the right breast with no evidence of disease. What is/are the appropriate diagnosis code/s?

SuperCoder Answered Mon 05th of October, 2015 03:43:01 AM

For encounter of radiation therapy, we must bill V58.0 as a primary code. And as mentioned in query that there is no evidence of disease, I would suggest to bill V10.3 as secondary to show personal history of neoplasm malignant of breast.

Jenneta Posted Mon 05th of October, 2015 10:37:43 AM

Thank you. I forgot to mention that I need these as ICD10 codes. Please also indicate primary Dx

SuperCoder Answered Tue 06th of October, 2015 02:07:17 AM

Yes sure, you can bill Z51.0 instead of V58.0 as primary and Z85.3 as secondary instead of V10.3

Jenneta Posted Tue 06th of October, 2015 09:08:33 AM

AWESOME!! Thank you

SuperCoder Answered Wed 07th of October, 2015 01:17:25 AM

Happy to help...

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