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Stroke-induced dementia

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    Default Stroke-induced dementia
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    How would you code the above Dx? I went with 443.89, other late effects of cerebrovascular disease and 290.40, vascular dementia, uncomplicated. Thanks!

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    Stuart, Florida
    Default Hope this helps...
    I would have coded it 438.0 and 290.40.

    Also, I just noticed, after I submitted my post, that you have 443.89 as "other late effects of cerebrovascular disease". 443.89 is "other specified peripheral vascular disease". You meant 438.89, which I still believe could be more specific of a code using 438.0.
    Last edited by ohn0disaster; 08-05-2010 at 01:48 PM. Reason: just noticed, as well.....
    Vanessa Mier, CPC

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    Default Stroke-induced dementia
    Oops, yes I did mean to type 438.89. I also tend to agree with the 438.0, but since it was stroke-induced dementia, I thought 438.89 would be more appropriate. On the fence. Thanks for your help!

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