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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007

    Question DKA and DM

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    Sorry I posted this in another thread

    Can you use codes 250.13 and 250.00 together?

    I don't think so but I'm stuck. Dr. wrote "new onset of diabetes mellitus in a patient with diabetic ketoacidosis.


  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    Gainesville, Georgia


    They are contradicting codes, you can not use them together. 250.00 is DM w/o mention of complication/type II or unspecified, not stated as uncontrolled. DKA is a complication of DM. 250.1X is correct, but your 5th digit is dependent on the type and control.

    I hope this is helpful.
    Sandy Hudson, CPC

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