Billable Medical Code for Obstructive Chronic Bronchitis Without Exacerbation
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 491.20
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 491.20.
The Short Description Is: Obst chr bronc w/o exac.
COPD without exacerbation is also known aschronic bronchitis obstructive,chronic obstructive bronchitis, and emphysematous bronchitis.
COPD Without Exacerbation Definition and Symptoms
COPD without exacerbation is a change in the patients cough, dyspnea, or sputum that is abnormal to day-to-day variations. The primary causes of COPD exacerbation are lung infections and air pollution. Symptoms are shortness of breath, noisy breathing, increased anxiety, chest breathing, cough, changes in skin or nail color, and difficulty sleeping.