Results 1 to 2 of 2

Sternal pain

  1. Default Sternal pain
    Exam Training Packages
    Can somone help me with the following:

    Provider writes on the encounter form acute bronchitis, chronic sternal pain aggravated by cough. How would you code this? Would you code bronchitis along w/ sternal pain and cough?

    Thanks in advance for any help that may be given!

  2. #2
    Default Acute bronchitis with chronic sternal pain and cough
    I would code acute bronchtiis followed by 786.51 for the sternal pain and 338.29 to describe the chronic pain. I would not code cough as it is integral to bronchitis.

Similar Threads

  1. sternal closure
    By churst21 in forum Cardiovascular Thoracic
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-07-2013, 02:58 PM
  2. Sternal Plating & Sternal Rewiring- Help!
    By jettagirlfl in forum Cardiovascular Thoracic
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-25-2013, 08:54 AM
  3. Removal of sternal wires
    By dvance4210 in forum Cardiovascular Thoracic
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-15-2012, 10:24 AM
  4. Sternal Dehiscence
    By dpumford in forum Cardiovascular Thoracic
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-17-2011, 01:42 PM
  5. Sternal Scar Revision w/removal Sternal Wires
    By asnelling in forum Cardiovascular Thoracic
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-25-2010, 02:27 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.

Get OurFREE2017SalarySurvey.

We'll email you a link to our 2017 Healthcare Salary Survey when it is available so you can see your earning potential.