|Q:||The doctor documented that a patient has DM with glaucoma. How do I code this for MRA purposes?|
Glaucoma can be a manifestation of a patient’s diabetes and the situation you describe would be coded as 250.5x and 365.44. Although a lot of diabetics also have glaucoma, its connection to DM is extremely rare and generally established by the ophthalmologist. If your office has many patients whose glaucoma has been linked to diabetes, we suggest that you obtain a specialist’s confirmation for your records.