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New ICD-10-CM Dementia Codes For Agitation In Alzheimer’s Dementia

Effective October 1, 2022, updates to the International Classification of Disease, 10th Revision clinical modification (ICD-10 CM) added new coding specificity options for recording diagnoses of dementia. The expanded codes may be used to capture details of dementia type, severity and more fully identify types of neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia. This presentation will introduce the improved coding options and describe the coding structure format used in the updated dementia code sections. New code guidance for agitation in Alzheimer’s dementia will be compared to the International Psychogeriatric Association definition of agitation cognitive disorders. Dr. Carolyn Clevenger will discuss use of the codes in practice and the potential implications of the dementia code revisions on providing care for persons living with dementia.



Carolyn Clevenger, DNP, RN, GNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP, FGSA

Professor of Transformative Clinical Practice, Emory University School of Nursing, Clinical Director and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner at Integrated Memory Care Clinic

Carolyn Clevenger DNP, RN, GNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP, FGSA, is Professor of Transformative Clinical Practice at the Emory University School of Nursing in Atlanta, Georgia. She serves as Clinical Director and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner at Emory’s Integrated Memory Care Clinic, a patient-centered medical home providing integrated memory care and primary care for persons living with dementia. She is a Past President of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association, and Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the Gerontological Society of America.

Mike Crooks, PharmD, BCGP (OPDC)

Long-Term Care Clinical & Scientific Liaison

Carolyn Clevenger DNP, RN, GNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP, FGSA is a paid consultant of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.
Mike Crooks, PharmD CGP is a paid employee of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. 


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