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  1. #1
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    Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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    Do I use 496 or V12.69 when COPD is listed as PMH? (inpatient and outpatient)

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007


    I believe you would use 496. V12.69 is history of and once you have copd there's no going back. Hope that helps

  3. #3
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    Apr 2007
    Philadelphia Pennsylvania


    Yes, it does! Thanks!

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    Remember when coding from pmh that the condition is to be addressed somehow during the visit (such as med list, lungs on exam, etc.) in order to be valid during an audit. While it is true that COPD will always have a 496, if it isn't addressed during the visit, you should not include it in the dx code list.

  5. #5
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    Apr 2007
    Stuart, Florida


    I agree with terribrown.
    Vanessa Mier, CPC

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