AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2009 Issue 4

V Code Update

History (of) There are new codes that describe personal history of malignant neuroendocrine tumor (V10.91), and personal history of unspecified malignant neoplasm (V10.90). Code V10.91 is for use for persons who have had a history of a malignant neuroendocrine tumor, which has been previously excised or eradicated with no further treatment. Assign code series (209.3X-209.6X) for a current malignant neuroendocrine tumor. For patients with a history of malignant neuroendocrine tumor that continues to have functional activity such as carcinoid syndrome (259.2), sequence the carcinoid syndrome first, followed by the personal history V code...

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