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    Default Acronym "RAD"

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    Can anyone in Family Practice tell me what they would code for a diagnosis if their doctor wrote "RAD"?

    Thank you,
    Alisa, CPC

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    Wondering if it could be Reactive Airway Disease which is another term for Asthma.

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    Thank you for the possibility. We do have the question out to the doctor but have not heard back, yet, so I thought I would do some investigating in the mean time!

    Alisa, CPC

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    Greeley, Colorado


    If you look up disease, reactive airway - it states see Asthma
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    I have seen reactive airway disease documented as RAD...and agree it codes to asthma.
    Anthony McCallum, CPC, CIRCC, CPC-I, CCS

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