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In Episode 45, Paula Digby first discusses the potential use of E11.8, diabetes with unspecified complication. Another question deals with the use of suicide ideation vs suicide attempt. There’s a question about wound healing when staging isn’t available and another about using radiculopathy and SCI (spinal cord injury) in the same patient. Finally, one caller asks for a code for open deep excision of inguinal lymph nodes.

Congratulations to today’s winner, Ramona in Mississippi! This “mug shot” is from Debbie, our winner from Episode 37.

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