Making Assumptions About Hypertension and Heart Disease in ICD-10-CM

If you understand the FY 2021 ICD-10-CM coding guidelines involving causal relationships and the word “with” in the Alphabetic Index of the ICD-10-CM coding manual, coding for hypertension and heart disease in ICD-10-CM should not be difficult. Question:¬† Patient has congestive heart failure due to hypertension.¬†Assign the ICD-10-CM code(s). Answer: I11.0, I50.9 Hypertension is another […]

Hypertension and Kidney Disease: Is There a Causal Relationship?

Question: A patient has hypertension, chronic kidney disease, renal failure, and is currently on dialysis. Patient is a former smoker who quit 3 years ago. Assign the ICD-10-CM codes. Answer: I12.0, N18.6, Z99.2, Z87.891 Hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure, is a leading cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to kidney.org. Hypertension can […]