AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2017 Issue 4; Ask the Editor

Diabetes and Skin Complication Not Elsewhere Classified

Could you please clarify the correct use of the diabetes subentry with “skin complication NEC?” Would the correct application of the entry with skin complication only pertain to provider documentation linking the skin complication to the diabetes or would any or all documented skin complications, such as cellulitis, bullous pemphighoid, disseminated granuloma annulare, eruptive xanthomatosis, or acne vulgaris, automatically be linked to the diabetes code with skin complication? ...

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