Billable Medical Code for Benign Essential Hypertension
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 401.1
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 401.1.
The Short Description Is: Benign hypertension.
Benign hypertension is also known as benign essential HTN, benign Essential hypertension (HTN), benign HTN, benign hypertension, essential htn benign, and essential hypertension (high blood pressure).
Benign Hypertension Definition and Symptoms
Benign hypertension is high blood pressure. The term benign refers to the less severe form of hypertension as opposed to the aggressive malignant hypertension. Hypertension is when blood vessels become more narrow and cause the blood to exert more pressure against the blood vessel walls. Symptoms include headache, blurred vision, and dizziness.