coding old MI and CVA

perkins05

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Looking for information about when CVA is considered new or old?(timeframe)

I know that with MI it's acute from onset to 8 weeks then it's considered old.

Is there such a time when coding CVA with no residuals?

All help is greatly appreicated!!!
 

MnTwins29

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No neuro deficits

The rule of thumb I use for this is listed for the code description of V12.54 - use this history code if there are no neurology deficits. It does not list a time frame when to use this. If in doubt, I will query the MD.
 

Evelyn Kim

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for CVA it is acute if there are residual deficits still present.
MI is old if it is 8 weeks and there are no residuals.
 

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CVA is not acute when residual effects are present it is coded as a 438.x for late effects of the CVA, a CVA is acute until discharged then it is either late effects or history of.
 
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