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Consider Age a Factor when Coding Early-, Late-Onset Alzheimer's

Question: If our provider diagnoses a patient with Alzheimer's disease, can I use the patient's age as it appears in his or her medical record to determine whether the form of the disease is early onset or late? Mississippi Subscriber Answer: Though there is nothing in the ICD-10-CM descriptors to indicate the difference between G30.0 (Alzheimer's disease with early onset) and G30.1 [...]