Diabetic Foot Exam - What diagnosis code do I use

EARREYGUE

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Sorry I dont have many diabetic patients in our clinic, but why are you examining the foot, would you not just code reason for exam, if it is because the patient is diabetic can you code diabetes?
 

hannahgasser

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I agree with EARREYGUE. There is no V code for a diabetic foot exam. If the primary reason for the foot exam is due to the patient having diabetes I would use the appropriate 250.xx or 249.xx code and list in addition anything else discovered and documented during the exam (i.e. Callus, Bunion, Hammer Toe, Onychomycosis, etc..).
 
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