Quiz 12: Coding Respiratory Conditions
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic systemic disease characterized by malfunctioning of the pancreas to secrete an appropriate amount of insulin. It results in improper metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins in the body. The different forms of the disease are type , type , and gestational diabetes mellitus. Type diabetes is also known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Type is also known as non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Under , the different forms of diabetes were coded as . Four to digits are required in . Each numerical code after the decimal point represents a level of metabolic control and complication. The complication is subcategorized by the second and third digit after the decimal. The difference between type , type , and gestational diabetes with regard to coding are described as follows: In the case of , the different forms of diabetes are coded as . Type diabetes is coded as , type as , and gestational diabetes as . Under , Type diabetes is represented as and type as .
The normal blood glucose levels are in the range of . Hyperglycemia refers to abnormally high levels of glucose in the blood. Hypoglycemia occurs when the blood glucose levels are abnormally low. The correct diagnosis code would report diabetes mellitus with specified complication. Therefore, option d. is correct. Reason for the correct statement: Joe Domini has been tested positive for hyperglycemia and diagnosed with diabetes mellitus by Dr. Ansewa. Hyperglycemia is regarded as a specified complication associated with diabetes mellitus. Hence, the option d. is correct. Reasons for the incorrect statements: Option a. is given as, "Diabetes mellitus with unspecified complication." The lab results also indicate hyperglycemia. Therefore, it is a specified complication. Option b. is given as, "Hyperglycemia; diabetes mellitus uncomplicated." Hyperglycemia is an associated complication. This indicates diabetes mellitus with the complication of hyperglycemia. Option c. is given as, "Hyperglycemia." Joe Domini has also been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus by Dr. Ansewa. It suggests diabetes with hyperglycemia. Hence, options a. , b. , and c. are incorrect. Thus, diabetes mellitus with specified complication would be the correct diagnosis code.
Diabetes is a systemic disease that has many manifestations and comorbidities. Once a patient is diagnosed with diabetes, it is always included in the coding for a current encounter. Diabetes influences almost every treatment of any other circumstance. codes from the Diabetes mellitus category are used when a patient is diagnosed with diabetes. The manifestations and comorbidities of diabetes require additional code. Diabetes harms different systems and body areas of the human body. The following codes are used for the representation of diabetic manifestation and comorbidities: • : Diabetes without mention of complication. • : Diabetes with ketoacidosis. • : Diabetes with other hyperosmolarity. • : Diabetes with another coma. • : Diabetes with renal manifestations. • : Diabetes with ophthalmic manifestations. • : Diabetes with neurological manifestations. • : Diabetes with peripheral circulatory disorders. • : Diabetes with other specified manifestations. It includes gum and bone infections in the mouth, heart disease and stroke, hypertension, and dermatologic conditions. • : Diabetes with unspecified complication. There are several manifestations and comorbidities associated with diabetes mellitus. The fourth digit in the code from diabetes mellitus category determines diabetes-related complications. The fourth digit represents complications such as ketoacidosis, hyperosmolarity, coma, renal manifestations, and other complications.