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Help with coding

  1. #1
    Default Help with coding
    Medical Coding Books
    I know its early but, I am having a problem with this scenario, it's not registering for me today. It's an admit, pt also has hypertension

    Admitting DX:
    1. 47 yo gentleman with acute exacerbation chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
    2. Acute on chronic bronchitis with this gentleman being oxygen dependent.
    3. Prior history of intubation.
    4. H/O carbon dioxide gas retention requring biphasic positive airway pressure during last hospitalization.


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    Greeley, Colorado
    I would use 491.22.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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