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    I would code the SOB 786.05, then the regular COPD code 496 unless the physician specifically states exacerbation of COPD.
    Thanks, Jill

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    I would code only the COPD, not the SOB as it is a symptom of COPD. Refer to the Official ICD9 Coding Guidelines. But I do agree do not use the exacerbating code unless the documentation supports it.

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    I agree with AR as you have a diagnosis no need to code the symptom.
    Cynthia
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARCPC9491 View Post
    I would code only the COPD, not the SOB as it is a symptom of COPD. Refer to the Official ICD9 Coding Guidelines. But I do agree do not use the exacerbating code unless the documentation supports it.
    I agree with AR.
    ~Amy, CPC, CPMA, CEMC~
    Auditor/Consultant

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