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Portal Hypertension Gastropahty and Esophageal Varices

Heidi Posted Mon 27th of February, 2017 12:39:18 PM
Esophageal Varices: When patient does not have Cirrhosis and they state in the findings, "Portal Hypertension Gastropathy and non-bleeding Esophagel Varices," would you code it as: K76.6, K31.89, and I85.00 OR K76.6, K31.89, and I85.10 because Portal Hypertension Gastropathy causes Varcices?
SuperCoder Answered Tue 28th of February, 2017 00:26:19 AM

Esophageal varices are commonly due to portal hypertension. So, you should report ICD-10 CM Codes K76.6, K31.89 and I85.10.

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