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abnormal blood pressure reading code

giambalvo9

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Our NP wanted had a patient here that had a high blood pressure in one arm and a low blood pressure in the other arm. I was thinking that 796.4 would be the appropriate code but would appreciate any other input or correction!
Thank you!
 

salCCS

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796.4- elevated blood pressure reading without diagnosis of hypertension
796.3- nonspecific low blood pressure reading

since both are diagnosed I would code both
 

tmlbwells

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796.2 is the code for elevated blood pressure reading without diagnosis of hypertension
796.4 is other abnormal clinical findings
 
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