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    If the provider documents as follows:

    HBP Stable
    CKD Stage III by labs would you code

    585.3
    403.90

    or

    585.3
    401.9

    Thanks

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    Acording to ICD-9 conventions you the coder always combine htn and ckd so it would be the 403.9x followed by the 585.x

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    thanks that is what I thought. I appreciate your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchellde View Post
    Acording to ICD-9 conventions you the coder always combine htn and ckd so it would be the 403.9x followed by the 585.x
    Even if doctor doesn't write HTN can we assume it is (HBP) Hypertension.

    thanks

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    No High BP is definitely not the same thing as HTN. Remember a coder cannot give a dx the physician has not. I see now in the original scenario it states HBP which is neither 401.9 or 403.90 I was just addressing the code combinations. I apologize for not being more thorough.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    what is the difference between High blood pressure and hypertension
    Thanks again

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    HBP is a symptom, HTN is a disease process

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    thanks so much. Hope you have a great weekend.

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    Thank you Debra. I always go by your words. When you say something like that I had to think twice whether I am doing right or wrong?


    thanks

    Have a nice weekend

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    Sorry about that I am glad you questioned it it made me look twice. I will do better next time. Happy Halloween!

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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