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  1. Default Diabetic peripheral neuropathy
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    Can anyone help me to find the perfect code for diabetic peripheral neuropathy in ICD 10???

  2. Default Diabetic peripheral neuropathy E11.42
    Perfect code for Diabetic peripheral neuropathy in ICD 10 CM is E11.42

  3. Default Diabetic Neuropathy
    In ICD-10, there are several (5) types of Diabetes (E08, E09, E10, E11, & E13). Therefore, the correct code for Diabetic Neuropathy depends on which type of Diabetes the patient has. The most common types of Diabetes are E10 (Type I, Insulin Dependent, Juvenile, etc.) and E11 (Type 2, Adult Onset, Non-insulin Dependent, etc.). The most common type of "Neuropathy" in these patients is Polyneuropathy/neuralgia (E_ _.42). I would discourage using "Unspecified" neuropathy (E _ _.40) because it is too nonspecific.

    Respectfully submitted, Alan Pechacek, M.D.

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    If the type of diabetes mellitus was not specified in the medical record, the default is DM type 2 (E11.-).

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    Default Diabetic peripheral neuropathy
    Ans: Diabetic peripheral neuropathy in ICD 10 CM is E11.42

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    Without the documention specifying polyneuropathy or mono neuropathy, or any of the other specified varieties, the coder would need to use unspecified neuropathy.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

  7. Default Polyneuropathy versus neuropathy
    Folks!


    I wish to clarify whether we can assume a patient has polyneuropathy when mentioned diabetes mellitus type 2 with neuropathy and code E11.42?

    As E11.40 is an unspecified code....


    Kindly share your inputs....

    Thanks a ton.....

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    Default Poly vs peripheral neuropathy
    Hello,

    We are having a slight conflict as to whether E11.40 should be used instead of E11.42 when DM2 w/ peripheral neuropathy is documented. From my understanding peripheral neuropathy and polyneropathy are synonemous. Please help with your professional knowledge on this subject.
    Thanks!!

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