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    Patient stated to have:

    Severe persistent asthma, allergic rhinitis

    How would you code this?

    493.00 or 493.90 and 477.9?

    Thanks

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    Hi,

    We can code this as 493.90 and 477.9.

    As 493.00 were it must be mentioned "allergic with stated cause"
    Joseph Amalraj Antonisamy CPC-H

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    does anyone else have an opinion on this?

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    What did the Doctor write?

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    our encoder codes it to 493.00

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    Default allergic rhinitis and asthma

    Guru,

    does your encoder require the indication of specific association of the two conditions, such as, 'with or due to' for the 493.00 to be assigned? Could you clarify along these lines,please?

    Many thx
    Jean C.

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