Coding Encephalopathy with ETOH

Patient presents to ED with a blood ETOH level that shows intoxication.  When is it appropriate to query and code encephalopathy?  Does the encephalopathy have to persist past the intoxication?  Is there any written coding guidance available?
Thanks for your help in advance!!!

Patty Vitasinski RN CCDS
Manager, Henry Ford Health System
pvitasi2@hfhs.org

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