Billable Medical Code for Acute, but Ill-Defined, Cerebrovascular Disease
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 436
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 436.
The Short Description Is: Cva.
Cerebral vascular accident is also know as acute ill-defined cerebrovascular disease (disorder), ill defined cerebrovascular disease acute, ill-defined cerebrovascular disease acute, and superior cerebellar artery syndrome. This excludes any condition classifiable to categories 430-435, cerebrovascular accident, CVA, embolic, hemorrhagic, thrombotic, postoperative cerebrovascular accident, and stroke. This applies to apoplexy apoplectic: NOS, attack, cerebral, seizure, cerebral seizure.
Cerebral Vascular Accident Definition and Symptoms
Cerebral vascular accident is the sudden loss of brain cells because of lack of oxygen. This occurs when blood flow to the brain becomes restricted. Also referred to as a stroke. Symptoms include difficulty walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination, difficulty speaking or understanding others, numbness in the face, blurred vision, a sudden headache, nausea, and vomiting.