Coding, Classification and Reimbursement

Schizoaffective disorder with depression

  • 1.  Schizoaffective disorder with depression

    Posted 13 days ago
    Hello, I am looking for some clarification regarding how to code these mental health diagnoses. The documentation indicates a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder and depression. Can I code this as F25.1 Schizoaffective disorder, depressive type, or do I need to code each diagnosis separately as F25.9 Schizoaffective disorder, unspecified and F32.9 Major depressive disorder, single episode, unspecified?
    Thank you,

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    Jacqueline Mccauley
    HIM Director
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  • 2.  RE: Schizoaffective disorder with depression

    Posted 13 days ago
    ​Hi - I would code the F25.1 in this scenario.

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    Jennie Crooms
    Adjunct Faculty
    HIM Director of Acute Psychiatric Facility
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  • 3.  RE: Schizoaffective disorder with depression

    Posted 13 days ago
    I would use F25.1 this code includes the depression and is more specific.

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    Robin Millard-Sparacino,RHIT,BS AHIMA Approved ICD 10CM& PCS Trainer
    HIM TECH
    Madden Mental Health
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  • 4.  RE: Schizoaffective disorder with depression

    Posted 12 days ago
    Thank you so much for your responses. I was uncertain about whether or not to treat it as a combo code. Your responses are in line with what my gut was telling me.

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    Jacqueline Mccauley
    HIM Director
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