AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2018 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

Diabetes with Arthropathy

There remains confusion about the correct coding of diabetes “with” associated conditions, and coding professionals are seeking guidance and clarity from Coding Clinic. For example, a patient is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and arthritis. The provider has not linked the two conditions. However, there is an index entry for “diabetes with arthropathy.” Since arthritis is a form of arthropathy, would it be appropriate to assign code E11.618, Type 2 diabetic arthropathy? This condition can be found in the Alphabetic Index as follows: Diabetes, diabetic (mellitus) (sugar)  with arthropathy NEC E11.618 ...

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