AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2010 Issue 2

Frequently Asked POA Questions

A patient is admitted with a subarachnoid hemorrhage following an injury. At the time of admission there was no mention of loss of consciousness. However, after admission the patient lost consciousness for several hours. We assigned code 852.03, Subarachnoid hemorrhage following injury without mention of open intracranial wound, with moderate [1-24 hours] loss of consciousness, as the principal diagnosis. What is the appropriate POA indicator since the patient lost consciousness after admission? ...

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