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Anesthesia Coding Alert


Get Details From Surgeon to Confirm Primary Pulmonary Hypertension

Heads up: Pay attention to the new Excludes1 note. Knowing that a patient has hypertension is an important fact for anesthesia providers to take into consideration as they map out and implement the anesthesia plan. When coding for cardiac cases, pay special attention to diagnoses such as primary pulmonary hypertension and how you’ll report it under ICD-10. Starting point: The [...]

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