Tag Archive | "hypertension"

Patient Nervous About Doctors? Update Medicare Coverage Rules for ABPM

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

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A recent update brought Medicare coverage changes for both suspected white coat hypertension and suspected masked hypertension. Here’s your chance to get a handle on the new rules, including a change to the threshold for hypertension. Keep Patients Calm With New ABPM Coverage Medicare coverage of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) for patients with suspected […]

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Obstetrics: Take the Confusion Out of Pre-Existing Hypertension ICD-10-CM Coding

Thursday, December 13, 2018

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Hypertension is a common diagnosis, so a lot of specialties have to understand the rules for coding this condition. Obstetrics coders have to go one step further for hypertension and learn the specific rules for coding pre-existing hypertension in pregnancy, which is our focus today. Watch for Documentation of Pre-Existing or Gestational You’ll find the […]

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So Long, Hypertensive Heart Disease Rule … You’ll Be Missed (Kind Of)

Friday, November 4, 2016

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Seeing the ICD-10 Official Guidelines for hypertension change for 2017 felt like the end of an era. There was something fun about knowing you should assume a relationship between hypertension and chronic kidney disease, but NOT between hypertension and heart disease. The updated OGs, which went into effect Oct. 1, 2016, changed that, going for […]

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