DX code for "Breath Sounds"

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DX for "Breath Sounds"

The doc is not being very specific. The patient does have COPD and GERD so I would expect there to be sounds while the patient is breathing. This is about all the info that I have. Thank you for your help.
 

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in that case, I'd code the COPD and GERD and not worry about a dx for "breath sounds".. :)
{that's my opinion/advice on the posted matter}
 

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I have used 786.7 before for abnormal breath sounds. But the doc stated what he was hearing. You can use 496 for COPD and that too would confirm any breathing problems.
 
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