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Pulmonology Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:

Yes, You Might Submit Bronchitis and URI on the Same Claim

Question: My physician has put both bronchitis and URI as diagnoses for a patient. Can I code both together? Mississippi Subscriber Answer: Going by the physician’s diagnoses, you may code both conditions. URI refers to an upper respiratory tract infection, and bronchitis is not associated with the upper respiratory tract. You may have to zero in on the code for the specific [...]