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ICD9 for hypotension due to drugs

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    Default ICD9 for hypotension due to drugs
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    Can anyone tell me the ICD9 for hypotension due to drugs?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Is this due to incorrect dosing of a drug or was the drug taken as prescribed. It matters because the answer will change.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    This was due to a recent change in BP medication that was taken correctly.

    Hope this helps.

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    Yes it does!

    If it is a documented low blood pressure after taking the meds then it would be
    796.3
    E942.4
    If it is documented as hypotension then
    458.9
    E942.4

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Would 909.5 be used for effects of the medication with 796.3 and then use the E code E942.6. I have always been told that use E codes only with 800 and 900 series of codes. Just a thought!

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    No it is not a late effect, it is the current effect. E codes can be used with any codes in the book when applicable they are not restricted to use with 800 and 900 level codes. A lay effect would be a residual condition that hangs on after the current condition has been treated and resolved.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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