From our staff coder , MartinaIn California 401.0 Malignant HTN401.1 is benign HTN401.9 HTN non specific401. is essentialDenise Levy, RVT, RDMS, RDCSthe MISS groupOn Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 12:18 PM, Stacey Kincaid <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
That is what I thought also, for billing in California. Only 401.0 works, I believe
On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 1:36 PM, John Kelleher <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I was told to use 401.0 for malignant hypertension, no reimbursement for 401.1……….? California here
LUQ pain is vague. That could be other things as well. Chronic systemic HTN unresponsive to medical treatment will hold up under scrutiny. Bilaterally smaller than normal kidneys found on general ultrasound with a referral for RAS would do well. HTN adequately controlled with meds would be a hard sell. If the meds are controlling the HTN why are they asking for a RAS?
From: Barb B. Lemon <[log in to unmask]>Sent: Thu, Feb 25, 2010 11:54 am
Subject: [UVMFLOWNET] Renal art duplex
Is a bilateral renal arterial duplex a 93976 because it is limited to the renals? Or is it a 93975 and a unilateral scan is a 93976?
Is LUQ pain an acceptable indication? If the patient has HTN that is adequately controlled with meds, is that an acceptable indication? We are seeing more and more orders with only HTN as the dx.
Barbara Lemon, RVT RDMS
Vascular Lab Coordinator
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