Is there a code for Dementia NOS w/ increased agitation or behavioral disturbances? I see that 294.1 has 5th digits for this type of instance, but 294.1 is for Dementia in conditions classified elsewhere, and I need Dementia NOS (294.8).
What code would you add to 294.8 to indiciate increased agitation or increased behavioral disturbances (yelling, combative)? Or is a different code altogether more appropriate?
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