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    Cool Is "With Exacerbation" coded differently?

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    Patient has COPD 496

    Patient has COPD with exacerbation.

    Is this coded differently?

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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    yes it is in the ICD-9 book.... look under 491.21

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Smile coder/him coordinator

    Hi I am a coder and HIM Coordintor for a rehabilitation hospital in Greenwood SC and we treat a lot of patient with COPD with exacerbation and the combo code for this is 491.21.

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