Coding for diabetes

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Do diabetes codes trump all others?

For example:

Patient has uncontrolled diabetes but we are seeing him in the hospital for a prosthetic joint infection, would his diabetes be the primary diagnosis code or would the PJI be primary?

Thanks!
 
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Do diabetes codes trump all others?

For example:

Patient has uncontrolled diabetes but we are seeing him in the hospital for a prosthetic joint infection, would his diabetes be the primary diagnosis code or would the PJI be primary?

Thanks!

PJI would be the primary dx code.
 
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