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Coding for Dementia

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    Glendale, AZ
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    Does anyone knows how to code for Alzheimer's Dementia with Senile Dementia with Delirium. Provider documented both dementias.

    Shell I code 331.0 and 294.10 plus 290.3 or
    331.0 and 294.11 (skipping 290.3)
    Any tip will be greatly appreciated.

    Kate Suchanek, CPC, CPC-H

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    Alzheimer's disease (AD), also called Alzheimer disease, senile dementia of the Alzheimer type, primary degenerative dementia of the Alzheimer's type, or simply Alzheimer's, is the most common form of dementia..
    331.0 and 294.10 and 290.3

    Hope it helps..

    Nalini CPC

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    I would not code 290.3 with 331.0 and 294.10. The latter two codes would suffice.
    Girish Dadhich, CPC

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