Not Valid for Submission
I95.8 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other hypotension. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.
Specific Coding for Other hypotension
Non-specific codes like I95.8 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for other hypotension:
- HYPOTENSION-. abnormally low blood pressure that can result in inadequate blood flow to the brain and other vital organs. common symptom is dizziness but greater negative impacts on the body occur when there is prolonged depravation of oxygen and nutrients.
- HYPOTENSION CONTROLLED-. procedure in which arterial blood pressure is intentionally reduced in order to control blood loss during surgery. this procedure is performed either pharmacologically or by pre surgical removal of blood.
- HYPOTENSION ORTHOSTATIC-. a significant drop in blood pressure after assuming a standing position. orthostatic hypotension is a finding and defined as a 20 mm hg decrease in systolic pressure or a 10 mm hg decrease in diastolic pressure 3 minutes after the person has risen from supine to standing. symptoms generally include dizziness blurred vision and syncope.
- SHY DRAGER SYNDROME-. a progressive neurodegenerative condition of the central and autonomic nervous systems characterized by atrophy of the preganglionic lateral horn neurons of the thoracic spinal cord. this disease is generally considered a clinical variant of multiple system atrophy. affected individuals present in the fifth or sixth decade with orthostasis and bladder dysfunction; and later develop fecal incontinence; anhidrosis; ataxia; impotence; and alterations of tone suggestive of basal ganglia dysfunction. from adams et al. principles of neurology 6th ed p536
- OCULAR HYPOTENSION-. abnormally low intraocular pressure often related to chronic inflammation uveitis.
- INTRACRANIAL HYPOTENSION-. reduction of cerebrospinal fluid pressure characterized clinically by orthostatic headache and occasionally by an abducens nerve palsy; hearing loss; nausea; neck stiffness and other symptoms. this condition may be spontaneous or secondary to cerebrospinal fluid leak; spinal puncture; neurosurgical procedures; dehydration; uremia; trauma see also craniocerebral trauma; and other processes. chronic hypotension may be associated with subdural hematomas see hematoma subdural or hygromas. from semin neurol 1996 mar;161:5 10; adams et al. principles of neurology 6th ed pp637 8
- POST EXERCISE HYPOTENSION-. transient reduction in blood pressure levels immediately after exercises that lasts 2 12 hours. the reduction varies but is typically 5 20 mm hg when compared to pre exercise levels. it exists both in normotensive and hypertensive individuals and may play a role in excercise related physiologic adaptation.
Information for Patients
Low Blood Pressure
Also called: Hypotension, LBP
You've probably heard that high blood pressure is a problem. Sometimes blood pressure that is too low can also cause problems.
Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps out blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your heart is at rest, between beats, your blood pressure falls. This is the diastolic pressure. Your blood pressure reading uses these two numbers. Usually they're written one above or before the other, such as 120/80. If your blood pressure reading is 90/60 or lower, you have low blood pressure.
Some people have low blood pressure all the time. They have no symptoms and their low readings are normal for them. In other people, blood pressure drops below normal because of a medical condition or certain medicines. Some people may have symptoms of low blood pressure when standing up too quickly. Low blood pressure is a problem only if it causes dizziness, fainting or in extreme cases, shock.
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- Low blood pressure (Medical Encyclopedia)
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