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Pulmonology Coding Alert

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Differentiate Viral, Bacterial Pneumonias

Question: Can you advise on which diagnosis codes apply for bacterial vs. viral pneumonia? Subscriber Answer: You have numerous codes for bacterial cause of pneumonias, mostly from the code category J15. In order for you to decide the correct code from 13 possible code options, you will need to know the exact causative organism, such as Klebsiella, Pseudomonas, staphylococcus, [...]