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Dx coding for: Mood disorder with anger, aggression, anxiety and depression

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    Default Dx coding for: Mood disorder with anger, aggression, anxiety and depression
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    I need opinions, or reference material with guidance.
    I have a Psychiatrist that frequently lists dx like this on his in-patient visits. 'Mood disorder with anger, aggression, anxiety and depression'.

    Under disorder, mood, there is 'Depressive' - which leads to the Depression category F32.9, rather than the F39 Mood Disorder category. I also have the anger, aggression, and anxiety, which can be symptoms of the mood disorder, or can be problems all their own.

    Can anyone offer insight?
    Bridgette Martin LPN, CPC, CEMC, CGIC

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    Id probably query the physician since you cant assume if they are separate issues or symptoms of the mood disorder. For all we know the anxiety and depression could just be reactions to being inpatient, where they may not want to be.
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