AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2017 Issue 4; Ask the Editor
Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Emphysema
A patient diagnosed with emphysema presented with an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). How is a final diagnosis of COPD exacerbation with emphysema coded? Both codes have mutually exclusive Excludes1 notes, so we are unsure which code is appropriate. ...
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