ICD-10-CM Code F02.8
Dementia in other diseases classified elsewhere
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code F02.8 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the two child codes of F02.8 that describes the diagnosis 'dementia in other diseases classified elsewhere' in more detail.
- F02.8 Dementia in other diseases classified elsewhere NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code F02 is used to code Dementia
Dementia, also known as senility, is a broad category of brain diseases that cause a long term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember that is great enough to affect a person's daily functioning. Other common symptoms include emotional problems, problems with language, and a decrease in motivation. A person's consciousness is usually not affected. A dementia diagnosis requires a change from a person's usual mental functioning and a greater decline than one would expect due to aging. These diseases also have a significant effect on a person's caregivers.
|MeSH Codes:||D003704, D003704|
|ICD 9 Codes:||290, 294|
Comparison of a normal aged brain (left) and the brain of a person with Alzheimer's (right). Differential characteristics are pointed out.