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    Default unspecified vs acut in ER

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    I have a patient that came to the ER and the Dr's DX is Bronchitis with bronchospasm and his symptoms starte a week ago, would this be considered ACUTE CODE 466.0?

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    adj \ˈkrä-nik\
    Definition of CHRONIC
    a : marked by long duration or frequent recurrence : not acute <chronic indigestion> <chronic experiments>

    Since the time frame mentioned in our post is only a week, I believe that is considered acute. )

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