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  1. Question Asthma with Bronchitis
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    If the physician documents asthma and bronchitis as a two seperate diagnosis can we code both 493.90 & 490?

    Or should we code only 493.90 as in astmatic bronchits?

    Should we take asthma & bronchitis as asthmatic bronchitis even when they are documented as two seperate diagnosis?

  2. #2
    Barren River, KY
    According to what I have read you would code it as 493.90 unless it states acute bronchitis then you would code it as 493.90 & 466.0.

    Hope this helps.

  3. #3
    I use both 493.90 + 490.

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    As if it stated as acute code both 493.90 + 466.0, otherwise code only asthma 493.90.
    Joseph Amalraj Antonisamy CPC-H

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