• ICD-10 coding for patients with hypertension and heart failure

    If your patient’s heart failure is not due to his or her hypertension, report separate codes for hypertension (I10) and heart failure (e.g., I50.-, I51.4-I51.9) and document accordingly. Heart failure is assumed to be due to hypertension when coded using I11.0, “Hypertensive heart disease with heart failure.” In ICD-10, the word “with” presumes a causal relationship between the two conditions linked by this term.

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    Posted on Jul 27, 2018 by FPM Editors

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