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Thread: Dx for Hyperinflation

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    Question Dx for Hyperinflation

    Does anyone know if there is a specific code for Hyperinflation of the lungs aside from the newborn code? Any info would be great!

    Thanks in advance!

    Candy S. CPC, CPC-H

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    Default Hyperinflation

    Does the patient have a DX of COPD or Emphysema?
    Heather Winters, CPC, CFPC

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    No it doesnt state either....just hyperinflation of the lungs.

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    Default Hyperinflation

    Question clinician to see if 786.9 is appropriate.
    Heather Winters, CPC, CFPC

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    Thank you, I will do that!

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