AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2010 Issue 4; Ask the Editor

Renal Sclerosis due to Hypertension

A patient seen in the physician's office was diagnosed with renal sclerosis due to hypertension. I understand that this should be coded with a code from category 403, Hypertensive chronic kidney disease, but I'm unable to determine what 5th digit should be applied. Please provide some clarification. ...

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