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COPD with emphysema

  1. Default COPD with emphysema
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    How would you code COPD with emphysema?

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    J43.9

    Emphysema is a type of COPD.
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  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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    Default COPD with emphysema
    This would be coded to the emphysema J43.9.

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