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Unformatted text preview: This would be under the Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions Codes 780-799. Codes in this chapter classify patients signs, symptoms, and ill-defined conditions for which a definitive diagnosis cannot be made. In physician practice coding, these codes are always used instead of coding rule-out, probable, or suspected condition. A 72-year-old diabetic female exhibits a nonhealing wound on her left foot. Diagnosis code category : This would be under Endocrine, Nutritional, and Metabolic Diseases, and immunity Disorders Codes 240-279, these codes classify a variety of conditions. The most common disease here is diabetes mellitus , which is a progressive disease of either type 1 or type 11. The nonhealing would on her left foot, cause be because she is a diabetic....
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- Spring '09