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  1. Default hyper/hypo
    Medical Coding Books
    do you code hyper if symbol up arrow is used and hypo with a down arrow?

  2. Default
    hyper is UP & hypo is DOWN

    Hope this helps

  3. #3
    Milwaukee WI
    Default NO - not at all
    Just because a patient's blood pressure (or glucose level or cholesterol level) is higher or lower than last time does not give him/her a diagnosis.

    The PHYSICIAN must state the diagnosis specifically for it to be coded.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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