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Hx code for Asthma

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    If a patient had asthma but has been dormant for years, would this be HX of asthma and coded as V12.69 or will always be considered active?

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    I would first clarify that with the physician. Based on my experience I would think this would be coded as a history of asthma. The reason I say to clarify it with the physician is if the asthma has been dormant for years I wonder why the physician is coding to it now in the note.

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    As there is no cure for asthma , I won't code history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srinivas r sajja View Post
    As there is no cure for asthma , I won't code history.
    But, there is a history of asthma code.

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