Stroke – Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

by | May 20, 2020 | Podcasts | 0 comments

A reputable U.S. based medical billing outsourcing company with extensive experience; Outsource Strategies International (OSI) provides medical billing and coding services for individual physicians, medical practices, clinics, and hospitals.

In today’s podcast, Meghann Drella, one of our Senior Solutions Managers, discusses about Stroke and some of the frequently asked questions and answers about Stroke.

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In This Episode

00.12 – Introduction to Stroke or Cerebrovascular accident (CVA)

Regarded as a serious life-threatening medical condition, stroke occurs when the blood supply to one part of the brain is cut off.

 01.24 – FAQ about Stroke

Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about stroke.

01.28 – Different Types of Stroke

Stroke comprises three different types – Ischemic stroke, Hemorrhagic stroke and Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs).

02.30 – Causes and Risk Factors of CVA

The causes of a stroke depend on the specific type.

03.14 – Signs and Symptoms of CVA

Getting familiar with the signs and symptoms of stroke or CVA is the initial step to ensuring that medical help is received immediately.

03.56 – Diagnosing Stroke

Strokes onset rapidly and in most cases can occur before an individual can be seen by a physician for a proper diagnosis

04.58 – Treatment Options for CVA

Understanding the signs and symptoms of stroke well in advance is the initial step to ensuring that correct treatment is received.

05.52 – ICD-10 Codes of Stroke

ICD-10 codes for stroke start at I60 and continue to I69.

 06.01 – Ways to Prevent Stroke in the Long Run

Identifying stroke risk factors, adopting a healthy lifestyle and following physician’s recommendations correctly are the best ways to prevent a stroke.

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