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    Medical Coding Books
    diagnosis "memory impairment". Nothing found in ICD 9 book.

    when type "memory impairment" in google, refers to "cognitive impairment".

    I know I must code as written. Is it correct to say there isn't a code for this "listed" diagnosis?

    Thank you

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    Depending on what else you have in the record I think this is it:
    780.93 Memory loss
    Amnesia (retrograde)
    Memory loss NOS
    mild memory disturbance due to organic brain damage (310.1)
    transient global amnesia (437.7)


    331.83 Mild cognitive impairment, so stated
    altered mental status (780.97)
    cerebral degeneration (331.0-331.9)
    change in mental status (780.97)
    cognitive deficits following (late effects of) cerebral hemorrhage or infarction (438.0)
    cognitive impairment due to intracranial or head injury (850-854, 959.01)
    cognitive impairment due to late effect of intracranial injury (907.0)
    dementia (290.0-290.43, 294.8)
    mild memory disturbance (310.8)
    neurologic neglect syndrome (781.8)
    personality change, nonpsychotic (310.1)

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    Thank you. Your reply was very helpful

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