diabetes mellitus with coincident hypertension

surajdk

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If Diabetes mellitus with coincident hypertension is mention, which code we can take? E11.59 or E11.9
 

thomas7331

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'Coincident' means the same as co-existing, which does not imply a causal relationship, so E11.9 would be correct.
 

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'Coincident' means the same as co-existing, which does not imply a causal relationship, so E11.9 would be correct.
thank u thomas , but coincident means he cheking that time condition find so how we can code . E11.9
 

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thank u thomas , but coincident means he cheking that time condition find so how we can code . E11.9
I would code as E11.9 as I explained above, but if you feel it is still questionable and the coding difference is important enough, then you should query your provider for clarification.
 
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