ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V71.1

Obsv-suspct mal neoplasm

Diagnosis Code V71.1

ICD-9: V71.1
Short Description: Obsv-suspct mal neoplasm
Long Description: Observation for suspected malignant neoplasm
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V71.1

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons without reported diagnosis encountered during examination and investigation of individuals and populations (V70-V82)
      • V71 Observation and evaluation for suspected conditions

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