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Primary Care Coding Alert

ICD-10 Coding:

Take These 5 Steps, Code COPD With Ease

Remember that J44.9 doesn’t always paint the whole picture. What do you do when your provider documents chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the patient’s record? Do you automatically document J44.9 (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified) and move on? Or do you dig further into the record to determine additional codes? We posed this question to two expert coders and [...]