BC Advantage - 2019 Issue 5

Lobar Pneumonia

Change - a concept with which coding professionals are all too familiar.   This "In the kNOW" delves into an example of why it is so vital to constantly update a coding professional's knowledge base by examining the diagnosis of lobar pneumonia and reviewing relevant Coding Clinics related to that diagnosis.  Lobar pneumonia is a type of pneumonia that affects an entire pulmonary lobe or multiple lobes of the lung.  In the vast majority of cases, lobar pneumonia is caused by Streptococcus pneumonia.  As such, initial guidance from Coding Clinic back in 1985 instructed...

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