AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2013 Issue 4; Ask the Editor

Diabetes and Osteomyelitis

Coding Clinic, First Quarter 2004, pages 14-15, indicated that “ICD-9-CM assumes a relationship between diabetes and osteomyelitis when both conditions are present, unless the physician has indicated in the medical record that the acute osteomyelitis is totally unrelated to the diabetes.” Is the same relationship between diabetes and osteomyelitis true for ICD-10-CM? ...

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