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DM and Its Related Conditions -- New ICD-10 Direction

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Confused about new diabetes ICD-10 coding rules?

You're not alone.

The newly published direction to code as related any potential manifestation listed in the ICD-10 alphabetical index is a 180-degree turn from what diagnosis coders have done for years.

Palmetto: HbA1c Twice Yearly For DMII Patients if Stable, Quarterly if Not

For services on or after may 5, 2016, Palmetto will require only two HbA1c tests annually for patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 (DMII) who have "two [quarterly] consecutive HbA1c results meeting the treatment goals specified in the plan of care."