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  1. #1
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    Default Dx code for abnomal lung sound

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    Hi everyone

    On Exam Doctor noticed abnormal sound (like crackle) and Assessment and plan he gave Rx for Albuterol. Can some one give me a DX code. I tried to look under Abnormal lung field I could not find anything.

    thank you

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    Question just a suggestion

    Sorry, don't have my dx manual at home, but I would suggest talking to the doctor and ask him if it can be considered wheezing "Crackles and rales" are sometimes referred to when a patient has congestion of some kind. I usually have a couple code flagged in my manual and then have the doc, choose the correct one.

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  4. #4
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    Alexandria Minnesota Chapter


    I agree with 786.7 Abnormal chest sounds.

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    thank you everyone

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