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Code: I27.2

Code Name: ICD-10 Code for Other secondary pulmonary hypertension

Block: Pulmonary heart disease and diseases of pulmonary circulation (I26-I28)

Details: Other secondary pulmonary hypertension
Pulmonary hypertension NOS

Code also associated underlying condition

Guidelines: Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I99)

Excludes 2: certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
neoplasms (C00-D49)
symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
systemic connective tissue disorders (M30-M36)
transient cerebral ischemic attacks and related syndromes (G45.-)

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I find myself confused when coding echos with the pulmonary hypertension codes. When do I code secondary vs primary pulmonary hypertension?
 

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If the diagnosis specifies it as "primary," then you would code that, I27.0. (One site I found on this condition states primary pulmonary hypertension is rare.)

If the diagnosis is just "pulmonary hypertension" the Index leads to I27.2, other secondary pulmonary hypertension. Secondary pulmonary HTN is the result of some other disease or underlying condition, and that would be coded as well. (I don't have my coding book with me right now, but you can check for "code also" when looking up this code.) So, when not otherwise specified, code it as secondary.

I hope this answers your question.
 

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LV dysfunction

If the diagnosis specifies it as "primary," then you would code that, I27.0. (One site I found on this condition states primary pulmonary hypertension is rare.)

If the diagnosis is just "pulmonary hypertension" the Index leads to I27.2, other secondary pulmonary hypertension. Secondary pulmonary HTN is the result of some other disease or underlying condition, and that would be coded as well. (I don't have my coding book with me right now, but you can check for "code also" when looking up this code.) So, when not otherwise specified, code it as secondary.

I hope this answers your question.
What code is appropriate for LV dysfunction?
 
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