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Cardiology Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Rely on I47.1 for Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia Dx

Question: The cardiologist documented paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. How should I report this condition? Wisconsin Subscriber Answer: You should report I47.1 (Supraventricular tachycardia) for this condition. Supraventricular tachycardia refers to a faster than normal heart rate that originates in the atria or the atrioventricular node. Paroxysmal means the rapid heart rate happens occasionally. Included conditions for I47.1 include: Atrial (paroxysmal) tachycardia [...]