Approximately 26 million patients in the United States has been diagnosed with diabetes. There are also 79 million pre-diabetics and 7.0 million people still undiagnosed. 5% of pregnant patients develop gestational diabetes and 50% of these patients will develop diabetes in later years. Coders need to have a through understanding of the pathophysiology of this disease, the coding guidelines as well proper coding techniques. We will also take a peak into our future by reviewing diabetes coding in ICD-10-CM.
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