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Coding Q&A: Genetics

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Mar 15, 2021

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Can you use a BRCA-1 mutation as a diagnosis?

There is no specific code for BRCA-1 mutations. You can use genetic susceptibility codes such as: V84.01-genetic susceptibility to breast cancer or V84.02-genetic susceptibility to ovarian cancer

 

Can one code for genetic assessment? What ICD10 codes can you use for genetic counselling?

You can use other specified counseling Z71.89, encounter for nonprocreative genetic counseling Z71.83, and the family history code if applicable (e.g., family history of ovarian cancer Z80.41).

 

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