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    Hello everyone

    Doctor writes IDDM can I code 250.01 or the doctor should write tye 1 or type 2

    Thank you

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    IDDM is no longer an anacronym for type I diabetes, the guidelines stste that neither age or insulin dependence can dictate the diabetes type, if the type is not documented by the physician then the coder must default to the fifth digit of 0.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thank you Debra

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    I agree with Debra; supported by ICD-9 Coding Guidelines Chapter 3: Endocrine, Nutritional, and Metabolic Diseases and Immunity Disorders (240-279); #2) Type of Diabetes not documented...
    Anthony McCallum, CPC, CIRCC, CPC-I, CCS
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    We would also advise the MD to clarify Type 1 or 2 since you can be insulin dependent as a Type 2 diabetic.
    Heidi Thompson, CPC

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    thank you everyone

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