Absolutely, hx of HTN is a valid reason to have an EKG done. We do one for almost every new patient visit or consultation . It's important since uncontrolled or unmanaged HTN can lead to stroke & heart attack,also the doctor needs to establish a baseline EKG should the patients HTN worsen or new symptoms occur. Both HTN 401.1-401.9 and 796.4 are on the Medicare LCD list L28255.
I hope this help answer your question,
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