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In-office blood pressure readings are often inaccurate or insufficient. Here’s a way to get a better picture of how your patients are doing and get paid for it.
As risk-adjustment scoring increases, the pressure is on to code hypertension correctly. Here’s an overview using common patient scenarios.
Setting a goal, identifying the right patients, and implementing team care can help bring hypertension under control.
Test your knowledge of ICD-10 coding and documentation requirements for five diagnoses you're likely to encounter in family medicine.
Understanding the power of quality data and then starting with a few specific measures leads to improved blood pressure rates.
This installment in FPM's ICD-10 series explains the guidelines for coding hypertension.
The article offers an evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, based on the seventh report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7), and includes an encounter form to aid physicians in providing care consistent with the JNC 7 guidelines.