AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2017 Issue 2; Ask the Editor
Encephalopathy associated with Cerebrovascular Accident
A patient is admitted to the hospital due to altered mental status, and is diagnosed with an acute lacunar infarct and encephalopathy secondary to the lacunar infarction. Would the encephalopathy be coded separately or is it considered inherent to the acute lacunar infarct? ...
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