AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2010 Issue 4; VOLUMES 1 & 2 NEW/REVISED CODES

Cognitive Deficits Related to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Neurological Conditions

Effective October 1, 2010, new codes have been created to identify cognitive deficits related to a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and neurological conditions. These codes are used to describe cognitive impairments such as problems with memory, concentration, attention, communication, and executive function. They are intended to be used as supplementary codes when the cause of the deficit is known as well as before a more specific diagnosis is made. In addition, these codes may be used as supplementary codes when the cause of the deficit is known because the deficit is not inherent to the condition. These codes are...

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