AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2018 Issue 2; Clarifications

Encephalopathy Caused by Other Conditions

Coding Clinic Second Quarter 2017, pages 8-9, provided two examples of encephalopathy caused by other conditions. In the first example, code G93.40, Encephalopathy, unspecified, was assigned. However, in the second example code G93.49, Other encephalopathy, was assigned for encephalopathy secondary to an acute stroke. Please clarify the appropriate code assignment for encephalopathy when it is caused by some other condition and the encephalopathy is not specified. ...

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