Coding Tip: Cellulitis and DM Coding

In the Alphabetic Index of ICD-10-CM, when indexing diabetes there is an entry under “with” for skin complications NEC. This has brought up many question over the past year regarding coding of cellulitis in patients that also have a diagnosis of diabetes. Are these two linked by the definition of “with” in ICD-10-CM?

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Coding Tip: New Codes for Heart Failure in FY2018

For FY2018 there is a  new subcategory I50.8-. This subcategory was created and new codes were developed to identify and report the several different and specific types of heart failure. This will allow differentiating cases of pure right heart failure from left heart failure. The treatment of the two heart failures (left/right) are different as are the causes.

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