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    I am trying to code a chart with dx of:

    COPD/B.Asthma exacerbation.

    I am using 493.22, is this correct? On of my co-workers suggest that I do it like this:

    496
    493.92
    490

    I don't agree.

    Anyone.........

    Karen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini18 View Post
    I am trying to code a chart with dx of:

    COPD/B.Asthma exacerbation.

    I am using 493.22, is this correct? On of my co-workers suggest that I do it like this:

    496
    493.92
    490

    I don't agree.

    Anyone.........

    Karen
    Karen,

    Your using the correct code, just out of curiousity... ask your coworker why you'd code it the way he/she has stated.
    Roxanne Thames CPC, CPC-I, CEMC
    rthamescpci@gmail.com


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    I think it should be 493.92 only.....
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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    493.22 is correct - the description of this code includes all of the other codes...
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    Oops!

    Yes, 493.22 is correct.
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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    I agre 493.22.... this represents all together and does not require anything additional.

    Mindy
    Ed Coding Supervisor

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    THANKS ALL -

    I knew I was right and should have not second guessed myself. Thanks Lisa & MCHUBB, I said the same thing you said - it represents all. Roxanne - I told her she was basically coding the same thing over again, but I got that face, like don't tell me..........

    But anyway, thanks again GUYS! I always learn alot from you.

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