Coding, Classification & Reimbursement

Stroke and hemorrhagic conversion

  • 1.  Stroke and hemorrhagic conversion

    Posted 09-26-2018 10:33
    Hello!!
    How would you code in the below example? 


    A patient is admitted to the acute rehab hospital with a "Parietal lobe Infarct with intracerebral hemorrhagic conversion with left hemiparesis and aphasia".

    When a patient has stroke with a hemorrhagic conversion and hemiplegia with aphasia deficits, what do you link the deficits to: Both the stroke & the hemorrhagic conversion or just one?  If just one, which one would you link it to?

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    hould the deficit be coded to show both the infarct and the hemorrhagic conversion?

    Any insight you can provide would be great.  Thanks!

     

     

     



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    Jaclyn Walzer
    Manager of Coding, HIM & CDI
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