Billable Medical Code for Unspecified Transient Cerebral Ischemia
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 435.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 435.9.
The Short Description Is: Trans cereb ischemia NOS.
TIA is also known as anterior cerebral artery syndrome, impending cerebral ischemia, impending cerebrovascular accident, intermittent cerebral ischemia, middle cerebral artery syndrome, posterior cerebral artery syndrome, recurrent transient cerebral ischemic attack, spasm of cerebral arteries, transient cerebral ischemia, transient cerebral ischemia due to atrial fibrillation, transient ischemia, and transient ischemic attack. This applies to impending cerebrovascular accident, intermittent cerebral ischemia, and transient ischemic attack [TIA].
TIA Definition and Symptoms
TIA, transient ischemic attack, is technically a mini stroke but it causes no permanent damage. TIA is typically a warning sign of an impending stroke in the near future. Symptoms include blindness in one or both eyes, slurred speech, dizziness, and numbness in the face lasting 1-2 hours.