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  1. #1
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    Seattle First Hill Washington 20608

    Default CAD caused by Diabetes

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    If a physician specifically states that 414.0x Coronary Artery Disease is due to diabetes, is it coded to "250.8x Diabetes with other specified complications" or to "250.9x Diabetes with unspecified complication"?

    I know that it is not included in "250.7x Diabetes with Peripheral Circulatory Disorders" as coronary heart disease is the heart and not peripheral.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    Kokomo, IN


    I would code 250.80 and 414.0x because you do have a specified complication.
    Anna Weaver, CPC, CPMA, CEMC
    Associate Auditor

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