Go Back   AAPC Medical Coding & Billing Forums > Medical Coding > Diagnosis Coding
Forum Rules FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-06-2010, 11:52 AM
JulesofColorado JulesofColorado is offline
Expert
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 251
JulesofColorado is on a distinguished road
Question White Coat Syndrome

Is there a dx code for "White Coat Syndrome"? "White-coat syndrome" refers to the situation in which the blood pressure measured in a physician's office is consistently higher than when the patient measures it at home or at work.
__________________
Julianne Sheetz, CPC
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-06-2010, 12:05 PM
RebeccaWoodward* RebeccaWoodward* is offline
True Blue
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3,129
RebeccaWoodward* will become famous soon enough
Default

796.2

There is also an entry in my ICD-9 book that states:

Layman's: 796.2 is the appropriate code to submit for "white coat hypertension"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-06-2010, 12:07 PM
vj_tiwari's Avatar
vj_tiwari vj_tiwari is offline
Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: International Member
Posts: 194
vj_tiwari is on a distinguished road
Default

I think 796.2.

Be'coz as per details given by you, physician not mentioned Hypertension as a Dx. So as per ICD coding guidelines we've to code for high BP reading.

Hope this helps.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-06-2010, 01:10 PM
JulesofColorado JulesofColorado is offline
Expert
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 251
JulesofColorado is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks for the info!
__________________
Julianne Sheetz, CPC
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




Disclaimer: Although AAPC staff members will monitor these forums periodically, we cannot be responsible for the information posted herein, nor guarantee its accuracy. Our members may discuss various subjects related to medical coding, but none of the information should replace the independent judgment of a physician for any given health issue. Please note that the opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of AAPC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:26 PM.

AAPC - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2014, AAPC