DM and CAD
In the DecisionHealth coding book the code E11.59 DM with other circulatory complications there is a coding tip stating "Example: Diabetic CAD or ASHD is documented." My question is, is there an assumed link between DM and CAD? or does the MD documentation need to say diabetic Cad or diabetic ASHD? Our coders are wondering in a patient has both DM and CAD should we be coding E11.59 and I25.10 or E11.9 and I25.10?