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    If a patient has gestational diabetes and is placed on insulin, I would code 64883. Would I also assign 25001? Thanks Annette

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    Gestational diabetes is not Diabetes mellitus. It occurs only in gestation and it weans its terminology soon after the deilvery/ puerperium.Pregnancy is diabetogenic and it is exacerated in some pregnant mothers due to some/various reasons as the agrevating factors. If it continues/remains after that, then it is categorized into diabetes mellitus.
    So it is a complication of pregnancy(occuring in pregnancy) and it is a condition complicating pregnancy too.
    So I believe the 250.xx series would not apply. V 58.67 also would not apply because the insulin is not used for along term basis and it is used only for glycemic control in pregnancy in that patient.

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    Thank you!

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