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    Question Coding Question (Help)

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    I have a coding question on how to code for CADASIL (Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Sub-Cortical infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy). Also known as CASIL. My co-workers and I are in debate on how to code for this disease. Can anyone out there help me locate a more specific Dx code. Until just recently I'd never heard of this before.
    A desperate Coder

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    I can't wait until the ICD-10 comes out.

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    According to: http://health-information.advanceweb...h-24-2008.aspx
    you would code this using 758.5 along with any additional codes to describe the manifestations and present complications of this disorder in the patient. According to the answer given, the official coding guidelines require that additional codes to describe the manifestations of a congenital anomaly when there is no specific code for the anomaly.

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