Unspecified Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy and MoreICD-9 code: 642.93 – Unspecified hypertension complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium, antepartum condition.

In order to code this in ICD-10, you would need to know:

  • Is the hypertension pre-existing, or gestational?
  • Is the hypertension secondary?
  • Are there associated complications from the hypertension, such as edema, or pre-eclampsia, and if so, is the pre-eclampsia mild, moderate, or severe? If severe pre-eclampsia, is there associated HELPP syndrome?
  • What trimester of pregnancy is the patient in?
  • How many weeks gestation?

Check your provider’s current documentation! Does it meet these requirements?

Related ICD-10 Code (to the above): Z63.1 – Problems in relationship with in-laws

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