AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2012 Issue 1; Ask the Editor
Coma Secondary to Intraventricular Hemorrhage
The patient is an 81-year-old female who presented to the emergency department in a coma after having suffered a large intraventricular hemorrhage due to hypertension. The patient while in the hospital received palliative care, was deemed “do not resuscitate” (DNR) because of her poor prognosis and expired. Is it appropriate to code the coma as an additional diagnosis along with the intraventricular hemorrhage? ...
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