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Annie Posted Wed 18th of October, 2017 15:40:30 PM
Can you tell me how to code icd 10 cm for silent aspiration on thin consistency of barium? Thank you
SuperCoder Answered Fri 20th of October, 2017 08:51:29 AM


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SuperCoder Answered Mon 23rd of October, 2017 02:38:59 AM


Silent aspiration is defined as foreign material entering the trachea or lungs without an outward sign of coughing or respiratory difficulty by the patient. Silent aspiration is a clinical condition that can be present in patients with dysphagia who have a variety of diagnoses, including stroke, degenerative neurological disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and intracranial trauma. So the appropriate ICD-10 CM code for ‘silent aspiration’ would be J98.8 (Other specified respiratory disorders).


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