Tariff 8435 provides payment to family physicians who are managing patients with Hypertension.
The following 3 ICD-9-CM codes define the diagnosis.
- Essential Hypertension
- 401.0 Malignant essential hypertension
- 401.1 Benign essential hypertension
- 401.9 Unspecified essential hypertension
- elevated blood pressure without diagnosis of hypertension
- pulmonary hypertension
Family physicians can claim this tariff for patients with hypertension that are treated through lifestyle counseling and/or pharmacologic methods. Physicians would not claim this tariff for patients with episodic hypertension, (e.g., pregnancy acquired) as the condition must be chronic.
For information on the additional requirements to claim this tariff including completion of a form, please see the related article Chronic Disease Management Tariffs.
Updated: December 2016