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    Hi All,

    Can we code chronic cerebral infarct? is there any time frame ?
    thanks in advance,

    Sreenivas Sajja

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    You can code as 434.91 and if its a late effect you can use a code from the category 438
    Dr.Raja CPC
    Coding Auditor

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    yes, 434.91 unless the report/documentation states late effects

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    If the patient has a late effect I would use the late effect codes... ex:
    438._ _
    However, if they don't have a late effect why don't you use History code?

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