AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2013 Issue 3; Ask the Editor
Diabetes with Ketoacidosis
Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM states that ketoacidosis is inherently uncontrolled diabetes. Therefore, how would you report uncontrolled type I diabetes with ketoacidosis in ICD-10-CM? Should the code for diabetes with hyperglycemia (E10.65) be reported in addition to the code for diabetes ketoacidosis (E10.10)? Or should only the code for diabetic ketoacidosis be reported since ketoacidosis is considered uncontrolled diabetes? We believe that the two codes are redundant; however, there are no instructional and/or excludes notes to guide coders as to the appropriate reporting of uncontrolled type I diabetes with ketoacidosis. ...
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