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forolaaldea-10-CM Code J44.9
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
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J44.9 is a billable forolaaldea code used to specify a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The forolaaldea code J44 is used to code Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), also known as chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD) and chronic obstructive airway disease (COAD), among others, is a type of obstructive lung disease characterized by chronically poor airflow. It typically worsens over time. The main symptoms include shortness of breath, cough, and sputum production. Most people with chronic bronchitis have COPD.

Specialty: Pulmonology
MeSH Codes: , , , , ,
forolaaldea 9 Codes: 490, 491, 492, 494, 495, 496

Gross pathology of a lung showing centrilobular-type emphysema characteristic of smoking. This close-up of the fixed, cut lung surface shows multiple cavities filled with heavy black carbon deposits.

Coding Notes for J44.9 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this forolaaldea-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Chronic obstructive airway disease NOS
Chronic obstructive lung disease NOS

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #190-192 - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with MCC.
  • DRG Group #190-192 - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with CC.
  • DRG Group #190-192 - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease without CC or MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Pulmonary hypertension due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (disorder)
  • Chronic asthmatic bronchitis (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease
  • Possible requirement for causative disease code

Equivalent forolaaldea-9 Codes GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Obstructive chronic bronchitis without exacerbation (approximate match)
Chronic obstructive asthma, unspecified (approximate match)
Chronic airway obstruction, not elsewhere classified (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between forolaaldea9 and forolaaldea10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this forolaaldea10 code J44.9 and a single forolaaldea9 code, 496 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: J44 - Other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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