Billable Medical Code for Dementia, Unspecified, Without Behavioral Disturbance
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 294.20
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 294.20.
The Short Description Is: Demen NOS w/o behv dstrb.
Dementia is also known as dementia, dementia without behavioral disturbance, and dementia wo behavioral disturbance. This applies to dementia NOS.
Dementia Definition and Symptoms
Dementia is a group of symptoms that affect a person’s thinking and social abilities so much so that it interferes with normal daily functions. Dementia is most commonly associated with old age and Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of progressive dementia. Symptoms include paranoia, hallucinations, personality changes, memory loss, difficulty with coordination, and agitation.