Results 1 to 2 of 2

Hyperglycemia In Diabetic Patient

  1. #1
    Default Hyperglycemia In Diabetic Patient
    Exam Training Packages
    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

  2. #2
    Location
    Milwaukee WI
    Posts
    4,466
    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

Similar Threads

  1. 92250 - diabetic patient
    By arczar in forum Ophthalmology/Optometry
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-29-2014, 07:42 PM
  2. Gestational Diabetic Patient
    By Kirk in forum Billing/Reimbursement
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-02-2014, 08:58 AM
  3. diabetic Kidney transplant patient
    By aliceannie in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-18-2014, 04:16 PM
  4. Gastroparesis in a diabetic patient
    By cintheeyas in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-19-2012, 07:57 AM
  5. Diabetic Patient/Two Doctors
    By RSnodgrass in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-30-2009, 02:06 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?

Login

Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.