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CAD caused by Diabetes

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    Everett, Washington (20622)
    Default CAD caused by Diabetes
    Medical Coding Books
    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 assistance would be appreciated. Thanks

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    We code that as 250.80 because it is a specified complication.

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