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    Default Pre Hypertension

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    Would it be correct that the dx of pre hypertension should be coded as 796.2 for elevated BP? My providers are looking for a directive. I say this is appropriate since the patient has not been officialy diagnosed with HTN.

    Any thoughts?
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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    Greeley, Colorado


    Per CMS:
    I know this is about the 24 hour monitoring, but it does give directive on the coding of hypertension vs elevated BP without dx of hypertension.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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