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How do you code COPD with Asthma ?

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    Dx by doc: COPD with RAD with excacerbation(Asthma).

    Do you code just the COPD ( 496 ) because it excludes asthma 493.02?

    Or do you code the Asthma (493.02) only and exclude 496 because Asthma with excacerbation ( 493.02 ) is more specific than COPD?

    Can anyone help resolve this coders dispute? Loser has to buy 2011 CPT.


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    493.22 is what you should code.

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