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    Medical Coding Books
    Is the word "with" an acceptable linking of two diagnoses?

    i.e. 1) HTN with heart disease, or, 2) DMII with Neuropathy

    or, according to CMS guidelines is only the following accepted
    1) hypertensive heart disease or "due to"
    2) Diabetic Neuropathy or "due to" or "secondary to"

    Thank you

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    Columbia, MO
    The word with does NOT link two conditions together.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    thank you

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    Where can I find in the CMS guidelines?
    Thank you

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    Hartford, CT
    You will not find these in the CMS guidelines, they are in the ICD-9 Coding guidelines.

    Doreen, CPC

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    Thank you

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