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Systemic htn secondary to renal disease

renifejn

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I always confuse coding 'secondaries'

code for "systemic htn secondary to renal disease"?


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niveditha

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HTN secondary to renal disease

Hi

The ICD code for HTN seconary to renal disease should be 405.99,593.9.

Niveditha Antoniraj,CPC-A
 

renifejn

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anyone else have an opinion on this? i've asked a couple of co-workers and we disagree.

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ICD9 guidelines

To quote from 2009 ICD-9 Coding Guidelines, Chapter 7; a. Hypertension;
7) Hypertension, secondary: Two codes are required: one to identify the underlying etiology and one from category 405 to identify the hypertension. Sequencing of codes is determined by the reason for admission/encounter.

F Tessa Bartels, CPC CPC-E/M
 
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