In Coding
Nov 19th, 2019
PH WHO groups key to understanding I27 codes. Despite the fact that pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a “frequently identified … highly morbid condition … associated with increased mortality, hospitalizations and financial burden,” it is “rarely coded in the EHR [Electronic Health Record]” according to a recent article published in the Journal of Cardiac Failure. What, ...
2018 ICD-10-CM coding updates expand your options for specificity. For 2018, ICD-10-CM Chapter 9: Diseases of the Circulatory System (I00-I99) includes expanded code choices for pulmonary hypertension. Let’s review what you need to know to report these conditions appropriately. Understand Hypertension Hypertension (high blood pressure) is when the force of the blood against the artery ...