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ICD 10 Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Don’t Use These Two Codes Together

Question: What is the ICD-10-CM code to report for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with bronchiectasis? North Dakota Subscriber Answer: When documented as individual diagnoses separate from the same encounter, you would code COPD as J44.9 (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified) and bronchiectasis as J47.9 (Bronchiectasis NOS). However, as long as you take the appropriate steps in finding each respective [...]