AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2010 Issue 3; Ask the Editor
Spontaneous Hemorrhagic Conversion of Cerebral Infarction
A patient sustained a left frontal cerebral infarction with hemorrhagic conversion. The provider documented that the patient had presented with expressive aphasia due to an acute cerebral infarct and later developed hemorrhagic conversion of the infarct. When queried, the provider stated that the hemorrhagic conversion had occurred spontaneously. What are the correct code assignments for spontaneous hemorrhagic conversion of a cerebral infarction? ...
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