AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2017 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes

Pediatric Glasgow Scale

New inclusion terms have been added to codes in subcategories R40.22, Coma scale, best verbal response, and R40.23 Coma scale, best motor response, to clarify the usage for pediatric patients. The Pediatric Glasgow Coma Scale (PGCS) is used to assess the mental state of child patients. As with the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), the PGCS is comprised of three tests: eye, verbal, and motor responses. The following new inclusion terms are provided at the corresponding codes from subcategory R40.22, Coma scale, best verbal response, for newborns and children through 5 years of age: R40.222, Coma...

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