Billable Medical Code for Unspecified Essential Hypertension
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 401.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 401.9.
The Short Description Is: Hypertension NOS.
Essential hypertension is also known as essential HTN, essential hypertension, good hypertension control, Htn, HTN (Hypertension), HTN uncontrolled, hypertension, hypertension (high blood pressure), hypertension (high blood pressure) uncontrolled, hypertension (high blood pressure) well controlled, hypertension uncontrolled, hypertension well controlled, hypertensive disorder,
hypertensive disorder systemic arterial, hypertensive emergency, hypertensive urgency, and uncontrolled hypertension.
Essential Hypertension Definition and Symptoms
Essential hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. High blood pressure has no clear symptoms and can only be detected through a blood pressure test. Majority of people have no symptoms of high blood pressure, regardless of how high levels are.