Changes came in coding Hypertensive Diseases when ICD-10 was adopted. The American Academy of Family Physicians magazine published an article "How to Document and Code for Hypertensive Diseases in ICD-10," which covers some of those changes.
The following topics with examples are included:
Essential (primary) hypertension
Hypertension & hypertensive heart disease
Hypertension & chronic kidney disease
Hypertension, hypertensive heart disease, and chronic kidney disease
Tobacco use or exposure in individuals with hypertensive diseases
Coding for secondary hypertension
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