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jbaird

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I would code the SOB 786.05, then the regular COPD code 496 unless the physician specifically states exacerbation of COPD.
 

ARCPC9491

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I would code only the COPD, not the SOB as it is a symptom of COPD. Refer to the Official ICD9 Coding Guidelines. But I do agree do not use the exacerbating code unless the documentation supports it.
 

okiesawyers

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I would code only the COPD, not the SOB as it is a symptom of COPD. Refer to the Official ICD9 Coding Guidelines. But I do agree do not use the exacerbating code unless the documentation supports it.
I agree with AR.
 
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