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help with ICD9 for diabetic with cellulitis

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    What would be the ICD9 for a diabetic who has cellulitis of the leg? Would this be coded 250.80, 682.6 or 250.00, 682.6?

    Thanks for any help.

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    The physician must state that the cellulitis is a complication of the diabetes to code it as such, so if it's not stated as a complication I would code it as 250.00 & 682.6. (Depending on the circumstances of the patient encounter) See the Coding Clinic for coding cellulitis.
    Last edited by JulesofColorado; 07-22-2011 at 04:12 PM.

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