AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2020 Issue 1; Ask the Editor

Diabetic Manifestations Following Weight Loss Surgery

A patient with a long-standing history of type 2 diabetic polyneuropathy underwent bariatric surgery. The patient no longer requires medication for the diabetes secondary to the significant weight loss, and in fact, the physician documents that the diabetes has resolved. The patient has now developed an ulceration of the right foot with acute osteomyelitis secondary to diabetic polyneuropathy. Would these conditions still be coded as diabetic complications?  ...

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