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Diabetes with PVD (vs) peripheral angiopathy


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I'm trying to determine if DM2 with peripheral angiopathy without gangrene (E11.51) is the same as (or, actually, is more appropriate coding for) DM2 with perhipheral vascular disease, unspecified (E11.69, I73.9).

In researching these and reviewing synonyms, etc., on several different sites, it seems to be that PVD = peripheral angiopathy, so therefore DM2 with PVD would actually need to be coded as E11.51 rather than E11.69, I73.9 - since peripheral angiopathy is one of the "with" conditions where association is assumed per the guidelines.

Thoughts?? I've tried to re-read and make this sound better / be clearer a few times and this is about the best I've come up with, so I apologize if this is a little rambly/confusing, and thank you for hanging in there and reading this whole mess!! :)


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I agree, E11.51 is the correct code. In the alphabetic index, under 'Disease -> vascular -> peripheral -> in diabetes melllitus', there follows the instruction to 'see E08-E13 with .51 '.