AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2017 Issue 1; Ask the Editor

Aspiration Pneumonia and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Does the advice published in Coding Clinic, Third Quarter 2016, pages 15-16, regarding chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia apply to all pneumonias, including aspiration pneumonia? Is the correct sequencing J44.0 and J69.0, in that order, or would the instructional note not apply to aspiration pneumonia and COPD? ...

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