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Diabetic Nephropathy with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

 | FAQ 


What is the code assignment for a patient with Type 2 DM with Nephropathy and CKD?


Assign only one code, Type 2 DM with CKD (E11.22) because CKD is more specific than nephropathy per advice found in Coding Clinic, 3rd Quarter 2019, page 3.


Coding Clinic, 3rd Quarter 2019, page 3

Article Author: Anita Meyers, RHIT, CCS
Anita Meyers, RHIT, CCS, is an Inpatient Coding Professional at Medical Management Plus. Anita has over twenty-six years of experience in inpatient and outpatient coding including 17 years of work at AQAF reviewing inpatient and outpatient records from Alabama hospitals. In addition to reviewing records she was the team leader in Beneficiary Services where she participated in case review activities, received and processed beneficiary complaints and handled fee-for-service denials for home health, hospice and skilled nursing facility services. Prior to joining the MMP team, Anita left AQAF to become an inpatient contract coder and worked at various hospitals in central Alabama. In her current position, Anita is an integral part of the Inpatient Services at Medical Management Plus.

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