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    I need a code for secretions in the left bronchial tree. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    My first suggestion is to query the physician for additional signs and/or symptoms. There are more specific codes if there was a cough, abnormal sounds, hemoptysis, etc. Without any further information, you might have to resort to an unlisted code (786.9 Other symptoms involving respiratory system and chest).
    I hope this is helpful,
    Brenda Edwards, CPC, CDEO, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC
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    Thank you so much Brenda for your help. I appreciate it.

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