AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Need DX. Pt had BP check due to Rx

  1. #1

    Cool Need DX. Pt had BP check due to Rx

    AAPC: Back to School
    Patient comes in and nurse does a blood pressure check. I asked doc why the BP? Patient is on a Rx due to Essential Tremors and he has to watch the patient's blood pressure due to the prescription side effects. What DX code do we use in this situation? Thanks for your input!

  2. #2


    Could you use V67.51 , 909.5, E code for adverse effect of drug. I don't know the name of the drug, so just check the drug. You might discuss these notes with others before using them.

    Good Luck

  3. #3


    I would use the tremor code being as specific as possible to the type and then use a V code V58.69 or if the drug falls into one of the drugs listed in the V58.6 section.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Jacksonville, Florida


    I would code the adverse effect of drug using the name of the drug.

  5. #5


    Your post didn't say the patient was having any side effects only that the Doc was monitoring his BP as a precaution due to the RX. So there are no current adverse effect to code. I would code the V58.83, Encounter for therapeutic drug monitoring

  6. #6


    What are you billing for if you only checked his blood pressure? That does not support an E/m visit charge?

  7. #7


    If the encounter or BP check is based on Physician's order, which from the initial post it is ordered due to possible RX effects, then the nurse should be able to code 99211 with proper documentation. Still have to go with the V58.83 for a DX.

Similar Threads

  1. ARF due to
    By Jenr0406 in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-17-2015, 10:49 PM
  2. hemiparesis due to MS
    By KaylaR2007 in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-08-2015, 02:20 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.