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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 introduced the improved coding options, and described the coding structure format used in the updated dementia code sections. New code guidance for agitation in Alzheimer’s dementia was compared to …

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