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Anesthesia Coding Alert


Segregate Your Diabetes Mellitus Codes Based on Type

Hint: Use fourth and fifth digit expansion to specify complications. Diabetes can lead to a range of potential complications when treating a patient from either a surgical or anesthesia standpoint. For example, having a higher BMI along with diabetes can make anesthesia administration more complicated. The patient’s diabetes (and level of severity) could also merit including physical status modifiers such [...]

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