I think V12.59 is a pretty non specific code. Does this person no longer have hypertension?
Does he/she have elvated BP without a DX of hypertension? You could use 796.2 "elevated BP reading without diagnosis of hypertension. My book says "this category is to be used to record an episode of elevated blood pressure in a patient in whom no formal DX of HTN has been made, or as an incidental finding."
If this patient still has HTN then you need to code it as HTN.
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