Some of the common chronic lung conditions that can adversely affect the quality of one’s life are Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD (Emphysema and chronic bronchitis), asthma, cystic fibrosis, and occupational lung diseases. These diseases can affect the lungs and other parts of the respiratory system. Pulmonologists, respiratory therapists, primary care providers or other specialists involved in treating lung conditions can consider the support of an experienced medical coding company to report their services accurately on the medical claims and thus get proper reimbursement from insurers.
Proper diagnosis of Chronic lung disease (CLD) may involve a chest X-ray that shows scar tissues in the lungs, blood tests, Electrocardiogram (ECG), Echocardiogram, Computerized tomography (CT), Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Open-lung biopsy, Lung (pulmonary) function test, or even Sleep study (polysomnogram). Pulmonary medical coding involves assigning accurate diagnosis and procedure codes for the treated conditions on physicians’ medical claims.