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    If a clinician states Diabetes, poor control would you code that as "uncontrolled" or do you only code that when the clinician specifically says the word uncontrolled? Thank you.

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    poorly controled is not the same as uncontrolled. You must have the word uncontrolled in the documentation.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    The alphabetic index for poorly controlled indicates as "Code the diabetes by its type with the fifth digit as not stated as uncontrolled.
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