2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code For Hypertension

“ICD 10 Code For Hypertension Is I10, Today, we live with those who gives us happiness. But there are some which gives us stress whether it’s a human or disease.

So, to know about what disease you are suffering from. It’s important to know about it for its cure.

Since, we are too fast with the technology that we can cure any problem or disease with something that’s not too tricky.

Also, we know about the codes that are made for Icd. Such as Icd 9, Icd 10, Icd 12 and many more.

We’re learning about Icd 10 code that’s for hypertension. Every Icd has got it’s own code according to it’s number.

Today, we’ll know about the Icd 10 code for essential hypertension.

Because it’s important for us to know about the coding of different disease.

So that if we see some where or suffers through these diseases, we are all ready to fight with it with our technical knowledge and medicinal knowledge also.

What is hypertension ICD 10 Code?

I10 is the Icd 10 code for hypertension.

Hypertension is a condition in which the blood pressure rises very quickly with the high readings of 180/120 or may be greater than that.

Also, There are many diseases through which you can suffer. If icd 10 code hypertension disease is not treated with its accurate treatment than it can cause—

  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Kidney failure and more.

Since, this condition has affected mire than 500,000 people in America. Also 1% adults has suffered through this disease.

Types Of Hypertensive And It’s Coding

Hypertension code is classics into two categories

  • Hypertensive urgency
  • Hypertensive emergency
  1. Hypertensive urgency

It is the condition in which blood pressure is extremely high. In this condition there no accurate symptoms of any organ damage of body.

  1. Hypertensive emergency

It is the condition in which blood pressure is extremely high. Readings read are 180/120.

Also, this condition also may cause the damage to the body organs.

Symptoms includes:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness
  • Change in vision
  • Back pain
  • Difficulty in speaking

Also, There is also a code for hypertension I.e. unspecified. But, it should be avoided.

However, All of the hypertensive codes required an additional ICD 10 code.

If the condition is current or tobacco user then the icd code is used using ‘Z’ codes.

  1. 22– exposure to environmental tobacco smoke
  2. 891—history of tobacco dependency
  3. 31—Occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke
  4. 2—Tobacco dependence
  5. 0—Tobacco use

Some more codes includes

  • I11- Hypertensive heart disease
  • I12- Hypertensive chronic kidney disease
  • I13- Hypertensive heart and chronic kidney disease
  • I15- Secondary hypertension
  • I16- Hypertensive crisis

Example of Hypertensive by AAPC

Recently AAPC( American academy of professional coders)  gave the example of 60 year old male patient.

Since, He was suffering from chronic hypertension. But was non adherent with his prescribed medication.

He had severe headache and onset of left sided weakness. His blood pressure was 260/170.

And, the providers diagnosis was basal ganglia hemorrhage  was shift and hypertensive emergency.

In this case:

  • Non-traumatic intracerebral hemorrhage has  be coded in hemisphere.
  • Sub cortical has to be reported for the diagnosis of right basal ganglia hemorrhage.

Medical coding can be challenging.But, to cope up with these disease we have to get some better solutions. This hypertensive condition rarely requires hospitalization.

But the provider can prescribe you a long medication which may first irritate you. But you can get all good physically and mentally both.

However, medical coding services offered by medical coding or billing companies can help physicians to submit accurate medical disease codes. ( READ MORE HERE)