AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2020 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

Diabetes Mellitus and Fournier’s Gangrene

The patient, who is a type 2 diabetic, presents with Fournier’s gangrene. The Alphabetic Index under the main term “diabetes” provides a subentry “with gangrene.” Does this subentry include Fournier’s gangrene? What are the appropriate code assignments for Fournier’s gangrene in a diabetic patient? ...

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