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Old 10-28-2009, 09:15 AM
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Default Acute asthma exacerbation with acute bronchitis

The ER physicians will often circle acute asthma exacerbation and acute bronchitis on the T-sheet. Should I code 493.92 and 466.0, or would 493.92 capture all of it, since this is also the code for asthmatic bronchitis with acute exacerbation? If they don't dx "asthmatic bronchitis," is it still asthmatic bronchitis if they dx asthma and bronchitis at the same time? Thanks.
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Default acute asthma exacerbation and acute bronchitis

Code both 493.92 and 466.0. for acute asthma exacerbation and acute bronchitis, since 493.9X series includes only allergic and asthmatic bronchitis, not Acute Bronchitis.
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