There are individuals who are not aware of the many complications associated with Diabetes. This is why
there is a dedicated set of coding categories associated with diabetes so that the cases can be coded as
exact as possible to the patient’s documented conditions (Casto, 2016). Diabetes mellitus instructional
notes for â€œincludesâ€ appear at the beginning of the category. Categories E10â€“E13 inclusion notes further
define or provide examples of the content within each category (Schraffenberger, 2013).
Why do you think these instructional notes are critical to coding Diabetes mellitus?
Casto, A. B. (2016). ICD-10-CM Code Book. Chicago, IL: AHIMA Press
Casto, A. B. (2016). ICD-10-PCS Code Book. Chicago, IL: AHIMA Press
Schraffenberger, L. A. (2013). Basic ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding. Chicago, IL: AHIMA Press.