Subcategory O24.4, Gestational diabetes mellitus, has been expanded to identify gestational diabetes controlled by oral hypoglycemic drugs in pregnancy (O24.415), childbirth (O24.425) and the puerperium (O24.435). Prior to the creation of these codes, ICD-10-CM only provided codes for gestational diabetes, diet controlled, and insulin controlled. If a patient with gestational diabetes is treated with both diet and insulin, only the code for insulin controlled is required. If a patient with gestational diabetes is treated with both diet and oral hypoglycemic drugs, only the code for “controlled by oral hypoglycemic drugs” is required.
AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 4; ICD-10-CM NEW/REVISED CODES
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
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