Specific code 2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 796.2
Elevated blood pressure reading without diagnosis of hypertension
  • Short description: Elev bl pres w/o hypertn.
  • ICD-9-CM 796.2 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 796.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2013 version of ICD-9-CM 796.2.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 796.2: 2014.
Note
This category is to be used to record an episode of elevated blood pressure in a patient in whom no formal diagnosis of hypertension has been made, or as an incidental finding.
Disease Synonyms
  • Blood pressure elevation
  • Elevated blood pressure reading
  • Elevated blood pressure reading without diagnosis of hypertension
  • Elevated blood-pressure reading without diagnosis of hypertension
  • Elevated BP reading wo HTN diagnosis
  • Finding of increased blood pressure
  • Labile hypertension
  • White coat syndrome
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 796.2 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R03.0 Elevated blood-pressure reading, without diagnosis of hypertension
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 796.2:
  • Abnormal, abnormality, abnormalities - see also Anomaly
    • blood pressure
      • elevated (without diagnosis of hypertension) 796.2
      • low (see also Hypotension) 458.9
        • reading (incidental) (isolated) (nonspecific) 796.3
  • Blood
    • pressure
      • decreased, due to shock following injury 958.4
      • fluctuating 796.4
      • high (see also Hypertension) 401.9
        • borderline 796.2
        • incidental reading (isolated) (nonspecific), without diagnosis of hypertension 796.2
      • low (see also Hypotension) 458.9
        • incidental reading (isolated) (nonspecific), without diagnosis of hypotension 796.3
  • Borderline
    • hypertension 796.2
  • Elevation
    • blood pressure (see also Hypertension) 401.9
      • reading (incidental) (isolated) (nonspecific), no diagnosis of hypertension 796.2
  • High
    • artery (arterial) tension (see also Hypertension) 401.9
      • without diagnosis of hypertension 796.2
    • blood pressure (see also Hypertension) 401.9
      • borderline 796.2
      • incidental reading (isolated) (nonspecific), no diagnosis of hypertension 796.2
  • Labile
    • blood pressure 796.2
  • Tension
    • arterial, high (see also Hypertension) 401.9
      • without diagnosis of hypertension 796.2
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