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    I am looking for a DX Code for "Elevated BNP".

    Thanks in advance for any help!

    Teresa

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAL9250 View Post
    I am looking for a DX Code for "Elevated BNP".

    Thanks in advance for any help!

    Teresa
    Hi Teresa -

    I just asked one of the hospitalists I work with and he said that means heart failure.
    Karen, CPC
    Physician Chart Auditor

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    I would use 790.99, nonspecific findings on examination of blood. I could not find anything specific to BNP elevation.

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    Hi,

    I would agree with Scatlot, the appropriate code for Elevated BNP is 790.99.

    Plasma BNP - Brain natriuretic peptide is a 32- amino acid polypeptide and an increase in plasma BNP (greater than 100 pg per mL) is a marker for CHF

    Hope this helps you.

    Thank You,

    Purnima S, CPC

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    Default Abnormal, findings, pro-brain natriuretic peptide (BNP)
    I agree with 790.99 as well.

    Jennifer L. Haney, CPC, CCC

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