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ICD9 Code

Melissa Posted Tue 29th of November, 2011 15:00:30 PM

pt has dm foot ulcer which is 707.10 and 250.80
also charcot arthropathy I know the Charcot is 713.5 but do i code the dm (underlying condition) again 250.6*. This always confuses me as I already have one DM code ?

SuperCoder Answered Tue 29th of November, 2011 17:21:07 PM

To code Dm foot ulcer, we should code 250.80(Diabetes with other specified manifestations, type II or unspecified type, not stated as uncontrolled) with 707.10(Ulcer of lower limb, unspecified ).
To code Charcot Arthropathy, we should code 24147(Partial excision (craterization, saucerization, or diaphysectomy) bone (eg, osteomyelitis), olecranon process along with 250.60 as found to be appropriate.

Melissa Posted Tue 29th of November, 2011 18:22:19 PM

`? 24147 dont understand the 24147 is that a cpt code?, the book states charcot arthropathy icd9 code as 713.5 then the second dm code~

SuperCoder Answered Tue 29th of November, 2011 18:43:28 PM

Sorry! it was another question's answer of someone else posted on your question wrongly....plz ignore

SuperCoder Answered Tue 29th of November, 2011 18:49:54 PM

When you are coding a specific code, then you need to code underlying conditions also. There can be multiple manifestations of diabetic condition. So, with 707.10 you can code 250.80 & with 713.5 you need to code 250.60.

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