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    Default DM specificity

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    If a patient has been diagnosed with 250.60, along with 353.5, when the patient presents for a DM check and management, should the 250.60 be coded or just 250.00?

    thanks in advance

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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    It depends on the documentation for the specific encounter being coded, you cannot code what is known from previous encounters.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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