T&T Archive - CVA Sequelae / Dementia / Heart Failure

Home Health Coding Center Tips and Tricks

  1. CVA Sequelae
  2. Dementia
  3. Heart Failure

CVA Sequelae

The residual deficits from a CVA can present immediately or may arise any time after the stroke. But you need to confirm the link between the patient's symptom and the CVA before turning to the I69.- codes. And in some cases, you need to then look elsewhere in ICD-10-CM to either more fully describe the deficit or to identify a confirmed deficit for which there is no specific code. Learn what combinations of words to use to find all the appropriate CVA sequelae codes on the Coding Center. – Recorded 22Jan18

Access the CVA Sequelae slides here.



Coding dementia is, most often, a two-part process. In most cases, you need an etiology code describing the underlying cause of the dementia, and a manifestation code for the dementia itself. You also should identify whether the dementia has led to the presence of certain behaviors, such as combativeness, aggressiveness, violence or wandering – among others. See how to quickly find the correct codes using the Coding Center and where to find the associated etiology/manifestation guidance. – Recorded 22Feb18

Access the Dementia slides here.


Heart Failure

Specificity is key when coding heart failure. The presence of distinct ICD-10 codes that identify acute vs. chronic (or acute on chronic) and systolic vs. diastolic (or combined) has always necessitated detailed patient documentation. And now, new FY2018 codes allow you to identify whether the heart failure affects the right or left ventricle. Find out how to look up these conditions on the Coding Center and where to find the official and expert content so you can assign these codes correctly. – Recorded 20Mar18

Access the Heart Failure slides here.

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