Vascular dementia is caused by conditions that interrupt blood flow to various regions of the brain. The symptoms of vascular dementia include confusion, disorientation, trouble speaking or understanding speech, physical stroke symptoms like headache, difficulty walking, and poor balance. Providers can rely on professional neurology medical billing services for the timely submission of claims for accurate reimbursement.
Diagnosing vascular dementia can be a challenge. Diagnostic modalities include neurocognitive tests to evaluate the memory of the patient and specific thinking skills such as judgment, planning, and reasoning, brain imaging procedures such as MRI and CT scans to confirm a recent stroke and other vascular brain changes, and blood tests to test blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose levels. Vitamin deficiencies are also checked. An experienced medical billing and coding company can help practices ensure accurate billing and coding using the appropriate CPT and ICD-10 codes based on the clinical documentation.
Medical Codes to Report Vascular Dementia
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