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  1. Unhappy Diabetes
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    If the physician lists diabetes, and diabeties with ketoacidosis, should I code both or just 250.10 for the Ketoacidosis?

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    CoeurD'Alene, Idaho
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    Just the 250.10 Diabetes with Ketoacidosis. Coding diabetes and the diabetes with ketoacidosis would be redundant. The 250.10 covers everything. Hope that helps

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    Just 250.10 is enough as it includes both diabetes as well as diabetic ketoacidosis

    Diabetes Mellitus With Ketoacidosis, Type Two or unspecified type, Not Stated As Uncontrolled; Fifth-digit 0 is for use with type two patients, even if the patient requires insulin
    Diabetic: {acidosis} {Ketosis} without mention of coma

    Hope this will help you
    May the almighty showers peace and mercy on you

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