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Old 06-03-2010, 08:17 AM
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Coding HTN/CKD
Understanding the guidelines assume a cause/effect relationship would you need supporting documentation for both conditions to code? What kind of documentation would you need?
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ICD-9 assumes a causal relationship between chronic kidney disease and HTN. So all you need is the physician to document both conditions and you will use a 403.xx code first and the CKD code second. This is stated in the coding guidelines
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Thank you. I understand the cause/effect relationship but wouldn't there still need tobe supporting documentation of each condition, such as labs, meds, as required for any submission?
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The physician needs to document HTN and CKD. As far as supporting test results, I would have to presume there is something that leads the physician to that dx.
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