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    what is Occ HTN? This is how the dx is written on the progress note and nothing else mentioned.

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    Apr 2007
    Bangor, Maine


    occasional HTN?? Don't use the HTN (401.9) code for that. There is a code for "undiagnosed" HTN but it should be properly documented before using that code. I would query the provider on that.

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    Apr 2007
    North Carolina


    I'm taking a leap but....

    Occ is one abbreviation for Occlusal. When I search for Occlusal Hypertension, it defaults to.........

    "may or may not accompany a decrease in occlusal vertical dimension. It may occur without a decrease in occlusal vertical dimension in patients with a preponderant activity of the jaw-closing musculature, as in chronic gum chewers or patients with muscular hypertension."

    I'm with Leslie, though...check with your provider to be certain.

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    Thank you both. Will ask provider.

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