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    Default Reactive airway disease coding

    What is the best ICD-9 code to use for this condition that doesn't indicate asthma? I need to code for inhalation therapy and nebulizers and sometimes the doctor clearly indicates it is not asthma as the coding book refers to.

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    Cool Re: RAD

    You might consider looking at the 508 codes. I would suggest 508.8 or 508.9

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    In the ER coding they always tell us if the patient is 5 or under with no past history of asthma to use 519.8 and for patients older than 5 to use 493.9_ Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tmamma View Post
    In the ER coding they always tell us if the patient is 5 or under with no past history of asthma to use 519.8 and for patients older than 5 to use 493.9_ Hope this helps.

    I'm with you on this one! Exactly how we do it!

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    Default Rad

    but isnt 493.9 an asthma code. She said without asthma

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    That is the weird thing about the book - when you look it up it tells you to look under asthma. But I was told that Asthma and RAD are different.

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    Default Rad

    That is the reason we are changing to ICD-10-CM. Meanwhile, I will recommend you to follow ICD-9-CM instructions and use codes under Asthma 493.
    Thanks,


    Gabriel Rafael Aponte, MBA, RN, CPC, CPC-H, CPMA, CCC, CCS
    Coding Expert

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    And with ICD10, the book still tells you to go to asthma.

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