Home Health & Hospice

How are diabetes-related conditions coded under ICD-10?

Homecare Insider, July 11, 2016

There is an assumption of a cause-and-effect relationship between diabetes and certain diseases of the kidneys, nerves, and circulatory system. coders should interpret the word "with" in the index to mean "associated with" or "due to." This interpretation allows the coders to assume a relationship between diabetes and the related condition.

The guiding principle is if the condition is listed in the index under "with," code the condition as related.