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ICD-10-CM Code F02.81
Dementia in other diseases classified elsewhere with behavioral disturbance

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
Mental Health
Mental Health Code
Indicates that the ICD code is referenced in DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Version 5)
Manifestation
Manifestation Code
Certain ICD-10-CM codes identify an underlying condition known as an etiology code. Conditions that arise as a result of an underlying condition (etiology), are referred to as Manifestations. In ICD-10-CM, etiology codes must be coded first, followed by the manifestation codes. When a condition requires etiology and manifestation codes, there is a "use additional code" note following the etiology code and a "code first" note following the manifestation code.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

F02.81 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of dementia in other diseases classified elsewhere with behavioral disturbance. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


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.

Specialty: Neurology, Psychiatry
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.

Coding Notes for F02.81 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Dementia in other diseases classified elsewhere with aggressive behavior
Dementia in other diseases classified elsewhere with combative behavior
Dementia in other diseases classified elsewhere with violent behavior
Additional Code Note:
Use Additional Code
Use Additional Code note means a second code must be used in conjunction with this code. Codes with this note are Etiology codes and must be followed by a Manifestation code or codes.
Code, if applicable, to identify wandering in dementia in conditions classified elsewhere See code Z91.83

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #884 - Organic disturbances and mental retardation.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Lewy body dementia with behavioral disturbance (disorder)
  • Early onset Alzheimer's disease with behavioral disturbance (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Dementia in conditions classified elsewhere with behavioral disturbance (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 294.11 was previously used, F02.81 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: F02.8 - Dementia in other diseases classified elsewhere

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/F0281