Not Valid for Submission
E09.355 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus with stable proliferative diabetic retinopathy. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.
The diabetes mellitus codes are combination codes that include the type of diabetes mellitus, the body system affected, and the complications affecting that body system. As many codes within a particular category as are necessary to describe all of the complications of the disease may be used. They should be sequenced based on the reason for a particular encounter. Assign as many codes from categories E08 - E13 as needed to identify all of the associated conditions that the patient has.
Specific Coding for Drug/chem diabetes with stable prolif diabetic retinopathy
Non-specific codes like E09.355 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for drug/chem diabetes with stable prolif diabetic retinopathy:
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code E09.355 are found in the index: