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Bronchitis vs Upper respiratory infection

  1. Default Bronchitis vs Upper respiratory infection
    Clearnace Sale
    I have a Dr. that put both Bronchitis and URI as the Dx. Can you code both or would you code only the Bronchitis? Thanks for your help in advance.

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    Duluth, Minnesota
    it wouldn't be "wrong" to code both - but "both" probably wouldn't be needed to support the claim. I've coded both Bronchitis and URI before.
    {that's my opinion on the posted matter}
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

  3. #3
    Greeley, Colorado
    I would code both since he stated both. The upper respiratory system is from the trachea up; bronchitis is not part of an URI.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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