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    Default Hyperglycemia In Diabetic Patient

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    Patient comes in for an office visit, clinician gives dx of hyperglycemia in assessment with plan to check HgA1C. Patient is a diabetic but diabetes is not mentioned in current note or in assessment. Would you use the icd-9 code for hyperglycemia or the code for diabetes?
    Heather Winters, CPC, CFPC

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    Default Hyperglycemia

    If there is no mention at all of DM in this note, I'd just code the hyperglycemia.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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