Coding, Classification & Reimbursement

1.  Alzheimer's and Dementia (F02.8-)

Posted 9 days ago
Can anyone reference for me the 2017 clarification from Coding Clinic that dementia is an inherent component of Alzheimer's and does not need to be documented (in order to assign F02.8-)?

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William Roush
HIM Consultant
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2.  RE: Alzheimer's and Dementia (F02.8-)

Posted 9 days ago
Take a look at Coding Clinic First Quarter 2017, pages 43-44.  I think this is what you are looking for.

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Regina Reith, RHIT
Hospital Coder 2
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3.  RE: Alzheimer's and Dementia (F02.8-)

Posted 9 days ago
​It is from CC 1st Q 2017 pg 43-44.

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Kathy Completa
Coding and Documentation Educator
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4.  RE: Alzheimer's and Dementia (F02.8-)

Posted 9 days ago
Thanks!

So it would be correct to say that every resident with G30,- Alzheimer's MUST have an associated F02.8- Dementia in Other Diseases code?

If so, do you think the MACs would ever put an edit in place that would kick G30.- claims back that do not include the F02.8- code?

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William Roush
HIM Consultant
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