Saturday Q and A

Dr. Hakim asks:


What are the diagnostic risk codes my patient probably has and I’m missing?


Atherosclerosis of the Aorta (review past imaging, it may be an incidental finding)

Stage 1 diastolic CHF (review past echos)

Renovascular hypertension (HTN + atherosclerosis of the renal artery on a past imaging study)

Emphysema (review past chest x-rays)

Peripheral Neuropathy (perform sensory testing on their feet)



These are the most common. There are more—check the success codes category of this blog to learn more