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Primary Care Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Stay in Control of This Diabetes Diagnosis

Question: One of our doctors provided the following diagnosis for a diabetic patient: “patient has type 1 diabetes in good control but with frequent hypoglycemia.” This seems contradictory – if the diabetes is under good control, why is the patient experiencing frequent hypoglycemia? Even so, how do I code this? Do I use E10.9 or E10.64? Texas Subscriber Answer: Without [...]