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Old 02-15-2008, 07:17 AM
makark makark is offline
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Default Reactive airway disease coding

What is the best ICD-9 code to use for this condition that doesn't indicate asthma? I need to code for inhalation therapy and nebulizers and sometimes the doctor clearly indicates it is not asthma as the coding book refers to.
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:22 AM
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Cool Re: RAD

You might consider looking at the 508 codes. I would suggest 508.8 or 508.9
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:49 PM
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In the ER coding they always tell us if the patient is 5 or under with no past history of asthma to use 519.8 and for patients older than 5 to use 493.9_ Hope this helps.
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:42 AM
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In the ER coding they always tell us if the patient is 5 or under with no past history of asthma to use 519.8 and for patients older than 5 to use 493.9_ Hope this helps.

I'm with you on this one! Exactly how we do it!
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:12 PM
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but isnt 493.9 an asthma code. She said without asthma
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:21 PM
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That is the weird thing about the book - when you look it up it tells you to look under asthma. But I was told that Asthma and RAD are different.
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:24 AM
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That is the reason we are changing to ICD-10-CM. Meanwhile, I will recommend you to follow ICD-9-CM instructions and use codes under Asthma 493.
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