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What is the correct usage of Hx of CVA and CVA

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    We often get notes from our providers that state CVA as the patient diagnosis. When do we use the history of V12.54 and when do we use the 434.91? thanks!

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    V12.54 would be used if the patient has had a CVA in the past with no residual effects. Usually it will be documented as history of CVA. If the CVA just occurred, then I would use code 434.91. If the documentation states that there are residual effects from the CVA like dysphasia, I would use a Late Effect CVA code.

    Hope that Helps.

    Christina Thompson, CPC
    Last edited by cthompson1446; 09-30-2011 at 08:49 AM.

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