ICD-10-CM Code F03
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 F03 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the one child codes of F03 that describes the diagnosis 'unspecified dementia' in more detail.
The ICD code F03 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.
Coding Notes for F03 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Presenile dementia NOS
- Presenile psychosis NOS
- Primary degenerative dementia NOS
- Senile dementia NOS
- Senile dementia depressed or paranoid type
- Senile psychosis NOS
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Senility NOS - instead, use code R41.81
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 ExcludesType-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
- Mild memory disturbance due to known physiological condition - instead, use code F06.8
- Senile dementia with delirium or acute confusional state - instead, use Code F05
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'F03 - Unspecified dementia'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code F03. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.