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ICD 10 Coding Alert

Diagnosis Spotlight:

Segregate Your Diabetes Mellitus Codes Based on Type

Hint: Use fourth and fifth digit expansion to specify complications. When your physician diagnoses diabetes mellitus or any manifestation of diabetes, you’ll have to scour through patient documentation to check diabetes type (type 1 or type 2) and look specifically for the type of complications and organ systems involved to arrive at the appropriate diagnosis code to report the condition [...]