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Dx for COPD smoker

  1. Default Dx for COPD smoker
    Medical Coding Books
    Our provider writes as COPD-smoker. Which dx code would be more appropriate 496 OR 491.0 ??

    Earlier we were using 491.0 but now i feel 496 would be more appropriate.Any suggestions ??
    Dr.Raja CPC
    Coding Auditor

  2. Smile gajkk
    I believe 2 codes could be used:

  3. #3
    Default COPD smoker
    I agree:

  4. #4

  5. #5
    Duluth, Minnesota
    yup...hate to sound like a broken record - but two codes:
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

  6. Default
    I agree as well!

    ~Amy, CPC, CPMA, CEMC~

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