AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 1992 Fourth Quarter; New/Revised Codes

Late Effect of Cerebrovascular Disease

The note under this code has been revised to clarify that the late effect may occur before the "one year" time frame. Sequelae of CVA generally occur immediately after the onset of the stroke and may either subside over time or remain for a lifetime. It is not to be used as a secondary diagnosis code for a patient admitted for an initial stroke, even if sequelae from the current stroke are present. ...

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