New NIH Stroke Scale Codes in ICD-10-CM Effective DOS Oct 1 2016

September 29, 2016

There isĀ an updated section of ICD-10-CM effective October 1, 2016 regardingĀ the newly added NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS) codes that have now been added this year to ICD-10-CM. The NIHSS can be used as a clinical stroke assessment tool to evaluate and document neurological status in acute stroke patients. The stroke scale is valid for predicting lesion size and can serve as a measure of stroke severity. The NIHSS has been…