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COPD with emphysema

  1. Default COPD with emphysema
    Medical Coding Books
    How would you code COPD with emphysema?

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    Emphysema is a type of COPD.
    Devin Major, CPC
    HCA Healthcare
    Remote Cardiovascular Coder II
    Houston, Texas

  3. Default COPD with emphysema
    Emphysema is an included term under the heading of COPD at J44 so if the documentation states COPD with emphysema then it is coded as COPD. However, if only emphysema is documented the correct code is J43.9.

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    Bennington VT
    Default COPD with emphysema
    This would be coded to the emphysema J43.9.

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