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ICD 10 Coding Alert

Coding Quiz Answers

Answer 1:  The classification of hypertension "presumes a causal relationship between hypertension and heart involvement and hypertension and kidney involvement, since the two conditions are linked by the term 'with' in the Alphabetic Index," according to the guidelines. Coding tip: You should code hypertension and heart involvement and hypertension and kidney involvement as related conditions, even if the cardiologist's documentation [...]


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