CODING QUESTION

HI IF PATIENT HAS DM II (NO PO HYPOGLYCEMIC DRUG, NO INSULIN ONLY DIET AND BS MONITORING) WITH CKD PVD, QUESTION IN THIS SCENARIO CAN I STILL ASSUME RELATIONSHIP DM PVD DM CKD?
THANKS IN ADVANCE
K

Comments

  • According to the Q1 2016 Coding Clinic if the physician states DM "with" and then list out the manifestations anywhere in the documentation then a relationship CAN BE assumed without the physician having to state the conditions are linked. Pg 752 of the Decision Health 2017 Home Health ICD10 coding manual.
    Hope that helps


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