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    When a patient has bariatric surgery or is no longer on medications for diabetes and has normal blood sugars how do you code for diabetes, do you continue to code for diabetes even though the patient receives no treatment for the condition

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    Yes, you continue coding for diabetes because he person is still a diabetic.

  3. Default Diabetes
    Even though patient is not under medication we need to continue using 250.xx for the patient as its a chronic metabolic disease, it cannot be cured but only controlled.

    Regards,
    Shruthi

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    When a patient has bariatric surgery or is no longer on medications for diabetes and has normal blood sugars how do you code for diabetes, do you continue to code for diabetes even though the patient receives no treatment for the condition

    Section III. Reporting Additional Diagnoses
    GENERAL RULES FOR OTHER (ADDITIONAL) DIAGNOSES
    For reporting purposes the definition for ?other diagnoses? is interpreted as additional conditions that affect patient care in terms of requiring:
    clinical evaluation; or
    therapeutic treatment; or
    diagnostic procedures; or
    extended length of hospital stay; or
    increased nursing care and/or monitoring.

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