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Old 11-02-2009, 07:31 AM
Mohana Prasad Mohana Prasad is offline
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Question Asthma with Bronchitis

If the physician documents asthma and bronchitis as a two seperate diagnosis can we code both 493.90 & 490?

Or should we code only 493.90 as in astmatic bronchits?

Should we take asthma & bronchitis as asthmatic bronchitis even when they are documented as two seperate diagnosis?
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:15 AM
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According to what I have read you would code it as 493.90 unless it states acute bronchitis then you would code it as 493.90 & 466.0.

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Old 11-13-2009, 02:10 PM
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I use both 493.90 + 490.
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Old 11-14-2009, 05:15 AM
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As if it stated as acute code both 493.90 + 466.0, otherwise code only asthma 493.90.
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