AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2017 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

Adverse Effect of Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA) and Hemorrhagic Conversion of Ischemic Stroke

A patient was started on tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) after presenting to the emergency department (ED) with expressive aphasia and was diagnosed with an ischemic stroke. A repeat computed tomography (CT) scan showed left stroke with hemorrhagic transformation. The provider was queried regarding the hemorrhagic transformation, and stated that the tPA therapy had caused hemorrhagic conversion of the ischemic stroke. What is the diagnosis code assignment for the hemorrhagic conversion of the ischemic stroke? ...

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