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    What is the code for uncontrolled hyperglycemia in the setting of RLL pneumonia?

    Pt has a history of HTN, DM, Asthma, CAD, S/P CABG and hyperlipidemia.

  2. Default
    Hi,

    Hyperglycemia is not coded when the patient is diabetic.

  3. Default kllevine
    I believe that if the diabetic patient is hypoglycemic, it is 250.80 if diabetes II, not stated as uncontrolled. If it is hyperglycemic, it is 250.90.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini18 View Post
    What is the code for uncontrolled hyperglycemia in the setting of RLL pneumonia?

    Pt has a history of HTN, DM, Asthma, CAD, S/P CABG and hyperlipidemia.
    Since it is stated as uncontrolled and does not give a type 1 or 2 it automatically defaults to type 2. i would code it as a 250.02......
    Cynthia
    Mesa, AZ
    CPC

  5. Lightbulb
    i would code it as 250.02 since diabetes with hyperglycemia leads code to diabetes,by type ,with 5th digit for con/uncont in book

  6. Default
    we can go with 250.02
    Joseph Amalraj Antonisamy CPC-H

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