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    Any suggestions on how to code for "abnormal breath sounds"? I am coding for a PCP and he saw an infant who has the unusual breath sounds. No other symptoms. Was advised to have mom try to capture the breathing on a recording device.

    I appreciate any help.

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    I looked under abnormal breathing behavior and was directed to see Respiration. Under Respiration, Insuffiency, Newborn NEC = 770.89.
    B. Darlene Musser, CPC, CPC-H, CANPC

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmccarren View Post
    Any suggestions on how to code for "abnormal breath sounds"? I am coding for a PCP and he saw an infant who has the unusual breath sounds. No other symptoms. Was advised to have mom try to capture the breathing on a recording device.

    I appreciate any help.

    what about 786.7 ?

    HTH
    Danny L. Peoples
    CIRCC,CPC

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