AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2020 Issue 3; Ask the Editor

Epidural Hematoma and Cauda Equina Syndrome Status Post Decompressive Laminectomy

A patient, who was diagnosed with cauda equina syndrome from L3-L4 and L4-L5 epidural hematoma, status post L3-L5 bilateral decompression laminectomy, underwent evacuation of the hematoma with additional decompression of L2-L3. What is the correct diagnosis code assignment for the epidural hematoma? Is an additional code reported for cauda equina syndrome? ...

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