Rebeka Posted Wed 18th of December, 2013 13:13:05 PM
Would the correct diagnosis codes be 493.00, 680.3, 782.1, v10.83 in that order?
Patient presents to the ER with symptoms of wheezing for 4 days. The patient has a history of Asthma and allergic rhinitis. The patient also mentions that they have had a boil for 4 days on their arm and a rash. The patient has changed detergents prior to the development of the rash. Patient has a history of skin cancer. The physician orders and has performed nebulizer treatments and prescription for steroid aerosol inhaler, OTC hydrocortisone and warm compresses for the rash and boil.
SuperCoder Answered Wed 18th of December, 2013 14:27:24 PM
ICD-9 codes would be: 493.02 [acute exacerbation]; 680.3; 782.1; V10.83.