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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Technical Specifications: Exclusions

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  • Exclude patients with a diagnosis of polycystic ovaries (ICD-9-CM Code 256.4) who do not have a diagnosis of diabetes, in any setting, during the measurement year or year prior to the measurement year.
  • Exclude patients with gestational diabetes (ICD-9-CM Code 648.8) or steroid-induced diabetes (ICD-9-CM Code 962.0, 251.8) during the measurement year
  • Patients with bilateral foot/leg amputation
  • ICD-9-CM exclusion codes for 2.9 Foot Exam: 896.2, 896.3, 897.6, 897.7
  • Other reason documented by the practitioner for not performing a complete foot exam

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