Coding, Classification & Reimbursement

"Depression with Anxiety"

  • 1.  "Depression with Anxiety"

    Posted 9 days ago
    ​​Hello,

    Reviewing a SNF record. The PA documented "Depression with Anxiety"

    Should F41.8 Other specified anxiety be used alone or should a separate code for depression also be used?


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    Regards,
    Katherine Valeri, RHIT

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  • 2.  RE: "Depression with Anxiety"

    Posted 9 days ago
    I would say no. If anxiety was not addressed as a separate diagnosis than I would consider it a symptom of the depression. ​

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    Theresa Guerra, RHIT
    HIM Coder
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  • 3.  RE: "Depression with Anxiety"

    Posted 9 days ago
    You would code it F41.8. There is an old coding clinic. I believe it is 2001 3rd quarter.

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    Sharon Morris
    Coder
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  • 4.  RE: "Depression with Anxiety"

    Posted 8 days ago
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    Agreed with Sharon. It's F41.8.

     

    Brenda Mohs, RHIT

    Home Health & LTC Medical Coder

    Essentia Health

    Brenda.Mohs@Essentia Health.org

     




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  • 5.  RE: "Depression with Anxiety"

    Posted 8 days ago
    Thank you, everyone!

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    Katherine Valeri, RHIT
    Medical Records Consultant
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