ICD 10 CM Coding Bytes

Coding Review: COPD with Asthma and Bronchitis

ICD-10-CM requires that each condition be coded separate.

Example:  Patient is admitted with acute exacerbation of COPD with asthma exacerbation with acute bronchitis.

J44.1     COPD with exacerbation

J459.01 Asthma with exacerbation

J20.9    Acute bronchitis unspecified organism

ICD 10 PCS Coding Bytes

Root operation Excision: Cutting out or off, without replacement, a portion of a body part


The qualifier Diagnostic(X) is used to identify excision procedures that are biopsies

Examples: Partial nephrectomy, liver biopsy, polypectomy of colon

Example:  Colonoscopy with biopsy of the ascending colon: 0DBK8ZX

Example: Colonoscopy with polypectomy of ascending colon: 0DBK8ZZ

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