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If a patient admission/encounter is solely for the administration of chemotherapy, immunotherapy or external beam radiation therapy assign code Z51.0, Encounter for antineoplastic radiation therapy, or Z51.11, Encounter for antineoplastic chemotherapy, or Z51.12, Encounter for antineoplastic immunotherapy as the first-listed or principal diagnosis. If a patient receives more than one of these therapies during the same admission more than one of these codes may be assigned, in any sequence.
So much of our daily life revolves around eating. Eating can be a very unpleasant experience for those who suffer from gastroparesis. Imagine getting sick every time you eat. Gastroparesis is a chronic, debilitating, and severe neuromuscular disorder of the stomach that results in a partially or completely paralyzed stomach.
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