Billable Medical Code for Diabetes with Ketoacidosis
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 250.1
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 250.1.
This applies to diabetic: acidosis without mention of coma and ketosis without mention of coma.
Diabetic Ketoacidosis Definition and Symptoms
Diabetic ketoacidosis is a complication of diabetes caused by the body producing abnormally high levels of ketones, which are blood acids. This can cause you body to begin to break down fat as fuel which is extremely dangerous. Symptoms include excessive thirst, nausea, shortness of breath, confusion, and abdominal pain.