Wiki ICD 10 FOR "Diabetic Foot"

Community Wiki

This is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread. You may edit the Wiki once you have been on AAPC for 30 days and have made 5 posts. Learn More
B
Code: E11.59
Type 2 diabetes mellitus with other circulatory complications
Parent Code Notes: E11
Excludes1: diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition (E08.-)
drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus (E09.-)
gestational diabetes (O24.4-)
neonatal diabetes mellitus (P70.2)
postpancreatectomy diabetes mellitus (E13.-)
postprocedural diabetes mellitus (E13.-)
secondary diabetes mellitus NEC (E13.-)
type 1 diabetes mellitus (E10.-)
Includes: diabetes (mellitus) due to insulin secretory defect
diabetes NOS
insulin resistant diabetes (mellitus)
Use additional code to identify control using:
insulin (Z79.4)
oral antidiabetic drugs (Z79.84)
oral hypoglycemic drugs (Z79.84)

Category Notes
Diabetes mellitus (E08-E13)

Coding Guidelines
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E89)
Note: All neoplasms, whether functionally active or not, are classified in Chapter 2. Appropriate codes in this chapter (i.e. E05.8, E07.0, E16-E31, E34.-) may be used as additional codes to indicate either functional activity by neoplasms and ectopic endocrine tissue or hyperfunction and hypofunction of endocrine glands associated with neoplasms and other conditions classified elsewhere.
Excludes 1: transitory endocrine and metabolic disorders specific to newborn (P70-P74)

dgunn

Contributor
Messages
10
Location
Mena, AR
Best answers
0
What would be the ICD 10 code for "Diabetic foot?" That's the specific wording given by the provider. No mention of neuropathy or ulcers or anything like that.

Help!
 

mitchellde

True Blue
Messages
13,537
Location
Columbia, MO
Best answers
2
What does the examination note state? I would not code on the basis of just the wording diabetic foot. If you read the exam note there should be greater detail, if not, then the provider should be asked to amend the note with greater detail of the condition.
 

CodingKing

True Blue
Messages
3,955
Best answers
1
What does the examination note state? I would not code on the basis of just the wording diabetic foot. If you read the exam note there should be greater detail, if not, then the provider should be asked to amend the note with greater detail of the condition.

Good point. I'd be very curious how a foot gets diabetes and the rest of the body is fine :D. I do wonder why Dr's think they can be so vague.
 

dgunn

Contributor
Messages
10
Location
Mena, AR
Best answers
0
Good point. I'd be very curious how a foot gets diabetes and the rest of the body is fine :D. I do wonder why Dr's think they can be so vague.

Same. Lol. I am auditing and the code selected was E11.621. Clearly this is the wrong code, as there is no ulcer documented. The patient was there for a diabetic foot exam. Nothing abnormal. I'm thinking E11.9, unless I can get the provider to elaborate.
 
Top