New Feature in ICD-10-CM: Combination Codes

by  Christine Woolstenhulme, QCC, QMCS, CPC, CMRS
February 15th, 2015

There are several new features in ICD-10-CM. Watch for these new features such as: 

Combination Codes

Combination Codes For Certain Conditions and Common Associated Symptoms and Manifestations


•K57.21 – Diverticulitis of large intestine with perforation and abscess with bleeding;

•E11.341 – Type 2 diabetes mellitus with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema; and

•I25.110 – Atherosclerotic heart disease of native coronary artery with unstable angina pectoris


Combination Codes for Poisonings and Their Associated External Cause


 •T42.3x2S – Poisoning by barbiturates, intentional self-harm, sequela.


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