thank you for the link and staying with me in my string of questions.

I do reference that link but I cannot find that the word "with" is not an acceptable link of two diagnoses.

The ICD9 index references, "with" i.e. Diabetes, with, then lists the many different manifestations. Why is a provider note written, "diabetes with peripheral neuropathy" not acceptable linking when the ICD 9 is referenced this way.

Thank you