ICD-10 CHALLENGE Convert the following diagnosis and ICD-9 C

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Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:25 am

The patient presented today and the provider billed a 99214 and used the diagnosis of:
493.91 Asthma, with status asthmaticus
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Yes, J45.902, the documentation does not indicate the temporal parameters or severity, which led me to unspecified asthma, with status asthmaticus.
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Wed May 06, 2015 8:47 am

The correct answer is J45.902

Breaking down the answer step-by-step:
J45 Asthma and then we must use additional codes to identify the patient’s exposure to tobacco whether use or exposure
J45.9 Other and unspecified asthma must be chosen since we do not know this information we would then proceed to “other and unspecified asthma”
J45.902 Unspecified asthma with status asthmaticus

The documentation needed for proper coding of this condition is:
• Type of asthma
• With status asthmaticus or with exacerbation
• Exposure to or use of tobacco
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