AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2015 Issue 1; Ask the Editor
Residual Right-Sided Weakness Due to Previous Cerebral Infarction
The patient is a 72-year-old male admitted to the hospital, because of gastrointestinal bleeding. The provider documented that the patient had a history of acute cerebral infarction with residual right-sided weakness (dominant side), and ordered an evaluation by physical and occupational therapy. What is the appropriate code assignment for residual right-sided weakness, resulting from an old CVA without mention of hemiplegia/hemiparesis? ...
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