pt with md documentation of pulmonary Hypertension and CKD stage 3

do I assume relationship?
I know we can with HTN and CKD. I see no documentation from MD that pt has hypertension , just pulmonary HTN. I have H&P and documentation from 4 specialty physicians and none of them mention HTN.


  • I do not think that you can as HTN and pulmonary HTN are 2 very different

    Arlene Poolman, RN
    Director of Clinical Services
    At Home Rehab

    The Professional Care YOU Deserve
  • edited May 2017
    CKD can be due to other issues besides HTN, i.e. diabetes, so unless one of the MD's that you have mentioned is the patient's PCP and you have queried him/his office as to any documentation of the patient having HTN then I would say no .

    Deborah L. Falen

    Home Health Office Coordinator

    Ellwood City Hospital HHA

    724 Pershing Street

    Ellwood City, PA 16117

    phone 724-758-2730

    fax 724-752-4216
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