Specific code icon 2017 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R03.0

Elevated blood-pressure reading, without diagnosis of hypertension

    2016 2017 Billable/Specific Code Questionable As Admission Dx

  • R03.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of R03.0. Other international versions of ICD-10 R03.0 may differ.
  • Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.

Approximate Synonyms
  • Blood pressure elevation
  • Elevated blood pressure reading
  • Elevated blood pressure reading without diagnosis of hypertension (situation)
  • Elevated blood-pressure reading without diagnosis of hypertension
  • Elevated BP reading wo HTN diagnosis
  • Finding of increased blood pressure
  • Labile hypertension
  • White coat syndrome
  • 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 isolated incidental finding.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • R03.0 is not usually sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
ICD-10-CM R03.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v34.0):
  • 314 Other circulatory system diagnoses with mcc
  • 315 Other circulatory system diagnoses with cc
  • 316 Other circulatory system diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert ICD-10-CM R03.0 to ICD-9-CM

The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM R03.0: