Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code V71.1
Observation for suspected malignant neoplasm
  • Short description: OBSV-SUSPCT MAL NEOPLASM.
  • ICD-9-CM V71.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, V71.1 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2008 version of ICD-9-CM V71.1.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM V71.1: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: V71.1 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Z03.89 Encounter for observation for other suspected diseases and conditions ruled out
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to V71.1:
  • Admission (encounter)
  • Observation (for) V71.9
    • malignant neoplasm, suspected V71.1
  • Papanicolaou smear
    • cervix (screening test) V76.2
      • as part of gynecological examination V72.31
      • for suspected malignant neoplasm V76.2
        • no disease found V71.1
      • inadequate sample 795.08
      • nonspecific abnormal finding 795.00
        • with
          • atypical squamous cells
            • cannot exclude high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (ASC-H) 795.02
            • of undetermined significance (ASC-US) 795.01
          • cytologic evidence of malignancy 795.06
          • high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HGSIL) 795.04
          • low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LGSIL) 795.03
        • nonspecific finding NEC 795.09
        • to confirm findings of recent normal smear following initial abnormal smear V72.32
      • unsatisfactory 795.08
    • other specified site - see also Screening, malignant neoplasm
      • for suspected malignant neoplasm - see also Screening, malignant neoplasm
        • no disease found V71.1
      • nonspecific abnormal finding 795.1
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