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    Default Manfestation

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    When you are looking in the ICD-9 book to find a code, and underneath the code it states " use additional code to identify manifestation" and it will list a couple of examples.....it was my understanding that these examples were not a complete list and that there could potentially be more than what is listed, but the book would be 3 times the size if they had to list all of them, however, I cannot seem to substantiate this in the coding guidelines.

    Does anyone have thoughts on this? Am I wrong?

    I am looking specifically at coding 250.70 + 459.81. The diabetes code says circulatory disorders and 459.81 is a circulatory disorder, but it is not listed underneath the 250.70 as an example of manifestation.

    How do I code this appropriately?


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    Apr 2007


    When i code this in my coding software i come up with both codes also so i would say you are correct.

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