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    Does anyone have any input on whether you can code essential hypertension and pulmonary hypertension together? Or would you just code the pulmonary hypertension by itself.
    Thnx so much!

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    Essential HTN is an over-all systemic condition while Pulmonary HTN is HTN specific to those arteries/veins. The patient can have both. So yes, you could code both for both conditions

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