I would definitely ask to see the documentation for this. The problem for me is that the code reads:
Essential hypertension (401. 0-401.9)
And when taken out of the context of its category
997 Complications affecting specified body systems, not elsewhere classified
Use additional code to identify complication
Can be read by software to be the code for hypertension.
You will notice that 997.91 excludes 401.1-401.9, this is a complication that is affecting the hypertension not causing hypertension so we need another code to specify what that complication is.
I would be willing to bet that none of these charts indicate a complication at all but are instead drug monitoring for the drugs they are taking to control the hypertension and should be V58.83 with V58.6X. But I would not do anything with out a review of the medical record. Remember it is the patient's dx and we cannot indicate that a complication exists if there is not one documented.
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