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Coding question-mellitus and hypertension

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    Default Coding question-mellitus and hypertension
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    HOw do you code?

    Chronic renal failure with ESRD due to type I diabetes mellitus and hypertension. He takes insulin to control his diabetes.

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    I'd code
    403.91
    585.6
    250.41
    {that's my opinion on the posted matter}
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    Wouldn't the cause (diabetes) be listed as the primary diagnosis? I agree with the codes chosen, but not in that order, personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tennislaurie View Post
    Wouldn't the cause (diabetes) be listed as the primary diagnosis? I agree with the codes chosen, but not in that order, personally.
    I tend to agree that the sequencing should be different. Also, don't forget to code V58.67.

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    I get:
    250.41
    403.91
    585.6
    v58.67

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