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acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis

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    We are having a debate here with the correct coding of Acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis. Documentaion does not state "obstructive" so would it be unspecified 491.9 or 491.21?

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    I would go with the 491.21 based on the "acute" and "exacerbation".

  3. Default 491.21
    Will code it as 491.21

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    I would go with 491.21
    Joseph Amalraj Antonisamy CPC-H

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