Unformatted text preview: The rational for using these codes is because it is simply chest pain and there is no real clear diagnosis stated. The patient scenario states that an EKG is being performed to rule out a possible cardiac event. The diagnosis code for the diabetic 72 year old female who is suffering from a wound that will not heal on her left foot would fall under diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue which are codes 680-709. The rational is that the patient is a suffering from a skin wound that will not heal. Although diabetic patients do run an increased risk in skin issues it would still fall under these codes because it is not an issue with the endocrine system....
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- Fall '09
- Suffering, diagnosis code category