Melissa Posted Wed 09th of January, 2013 13:42:32 PM
Hi I need to codes please what is the best code for Community acquired pneumonia? also what about cavitary pneumonia?
SuperCoder Answered Fri 11th of January, 2013 21:56:48 PM
use 486 for community acquired pneumonia
use 513.0 (lung abscess) for cavitary pneumonia. A lung abscess is necrosis of the pulmonary tissue and formation of cavities (more than 2 cm).
also code for the manifestation, such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. For instance, 011.20, Tuberculosis of lung with cavitation unspecified examination
Jen Godreau, CPC, CPMA, CPEDC