- Roseto, PA
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Dementia coding since the Icd-10 changes 10-1-22. CMS is looking into the overuse of antipsychotic drugs by nursing homes. Since 10-1-22 the coding guidelines state that dementia with psychosis, anxiety, mood D/O, agitation & behaviors can be combined as a causal relationship. Our Psych providers want the anxiety, psychosis & mood d/o coded separately. In the past if you had dementia & agitation, you didn't code the agitation & changed the dementia code to "with behaviors". Does it seem that the way to "fix" this is to have the providers document psychosis not related to dementia? Code the dementia without combining with the psychosis & code the psychosis?