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    Coding HTN/CKD
    Understanding the guidelines assume a cause/effect relationship would you need supporting documentation for both conditions to code? What kind of documentation would you need?

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    Columbia, MO
    ICD-9 assumes a causal relationship between chronic kidney disease and HTN. So all you need is the physician to document both conditions and you will use a 403.xx code first and the CKD code second. This is stated in the coding guidelines

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thank you. I understand the cause/effect relationship but wouldn't there still need tobe supporting documentation of each condition, such as labs, meds, as required for any submission?

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    Columbia, MO
    The physician needs to document HTN and CKD. As far as supporting test results, I would have to presume there is something that leads the physician to that dx.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    thank you

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