Has anyone used N18.9 in homecare? I have had 2 cases recently where no one can specify the stage. It is not the primary dx but the patients have also had DM and heart failure.
YES. I hate using it but it happens
You can use the code for Hypertensive heart disease with CKD and heart failure - I13.0 (Combination code). Then code N18.9, and then type of HF.
For DM, you can use code E11.22
all the time...unfortunately