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Use of diagnosis e11.8 and e11.9

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    Can I use the diagnosis of E11.8 when the patient's documentation states they have DVT of popliteal, hypertension, diabetes, smoking? Do I use E11.8 since the patient has complications or E11.9. I guess what I'm asking is when would I use E11.8 and E11.9?

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    You would use E11.8 when the diagnosis documented is listed in the alpha under key word diabetes then with and then it states E11.8. Or the provider specifically links a diagnosis to the diabetes and there is no specific diabetes complaint cation code for the pairing.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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