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Hypertension patient was seen for low blood pressure

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    Default Hypertension patient was seen for low blood pressure
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    How would you code a patient that have hypertension but was seen for low blood pressure?
    The patient did not take her medication.
    Would I code ICD-10 code for Underdosing T46.5X6A and the Hypertension code I10?

    Thank you,

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    I would code for underdosing, noncompliance, hypertension, and low blood pressure.

    Z91.14 (may or may not be necessary depending on documentation)
    Code hypotension or low blood pressure reading without diagnosis of hypotension depending on documentation

    Hypertension is a chronic condition, so you can have hypertension and be hypotensive.
    Last edited by blaza192; 01-11-2018 at 01:40 PM.
    Ivan Balza, CCS, CPC, CDEO, CPMA, CRC
    President, Corona California Chapter

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