AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2013 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

Pneumonitis with Mycobacterium Avium Infection

A patient with known coronary disease, diastolic dysfunction, and pulmonary fibrosis secondary to chronic mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infection presented to the emergency department with complaints of chest pain and shortness of breath. Provider documentation indicates that the chest discomfort was atypical and that the patient has multiple pulmonary issues including pulmonary fibrosis secondary to MAC. The patient was admitted. The provider listed pneumonitis with mycobacterium avium infection in the final diagnostic statement. What is the correct code assignment for pneumonitis with mycobacterium avium infection?  ...

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