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ICD 10 Coding Alert

Diagnosis Spotlight:
Verify Behavioral Problems When Reporting Vascular Dementia

You needn’t describe the associated behavioral problems as you did in ICD-9. ICD-10 simplifies your options for vascular dementia. Though you will look for any associated behavioral problems that your physician documents, you needn’t dig deep into describing the behavioral issues in specific. ICD-9: When your physician arrives at a diagnosis of vascular dementia, you use 290.4x (Vascular dementia). Depending [...]