Since several years ago, the ICD-9 has been replaced with ICD-10, a new coding system that allows health providers and practitioners to report more clinical details on diabetic complications. As with the previous ICD-9 Code for diabetes, they cannot report such comprehensive details. The ICD 10 Code for diabetes type 2 consists of various complications and details regarding the diabetes condition on the patient.
With expanded combination codes, the increased specificity for every detail is now made possible. Singe code is used to describe two and more conditions.
Standing ICD-10 Coding
For the ICD-10, the code categories of E08 to E13 consist of coding containing combination codes to describe the diabetic complications. These codes include the complications that affect body system, the way body system affected and also the type of diabetes mellitus.
However, in order to describe the associated conditions fully, combination codes may need to be added with additional diagnosis codes. Meanwhile, to help promoting the continuity and quality of patient care, it is necessary to report to highest specificity level regarding all documented conditions on the claim.
The standard medical record documentation include diabetes type, body systems affected and complications, control status on how diabetes has been controlled over time and also how long has the insulin been used.
ICD 10 Coding for Diabetes Type 2
In particular, there are detailed coding in ICD-10 that describe the detailed complications of the patient such as :
ICD-10 E11 for Type 2 of Diabetes Mellitus
E11.0 for Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 with complication known as hyperosmolarity
E11.2 for Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 with kidney complications
E11.3 for Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 with ophthalmic complications
E11.329 for Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 with Mid Nonpro
E11.4 for Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 with Neurological Complications
E11.5 for Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 with circulatory complications
E11.6 for Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 with other specified complications
E11.64 for Diabetes type 2 with hypoglycemia
E11.649 for Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 with hypoglycemia
E11.8 for Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 with unspecified complications
E11.9 for Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 without any complications
E11.22 for Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 with diabetic chronic
E11.42 for Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 with diabetic olyneuropathy
With various detailed coding options available, it is easier for practitioners, doctors and health care assistants and staffs to fully be aware of the real patient’s condition and the risk factor. Then, the right treatment and medicine will be easier to choose and obtain.