2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F03.9

Unspecified dementia

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • F03.9 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM F03.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of F03.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 F03.9 may differ.
The following code(s) above F03.9 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to F03.9:
  • F01-F99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range F01-F99

    Mental, Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental disorders

    Includes
    • disorders of psychological development
    Type 2 Excludes
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R99)
    Mental, Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • F01-F09
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range F01-F09

    Mental disorders due to known physiological conditions

    Note
    • This block comprises a range of mental disorders grouped together on the basis of their having in common a demonstrable etiology in cerebral disease, brain injury, or other insult leading to cerebral dysfunction. The dysfunction may be primary, as in diseases, injuries, and insults that affect the brain directly and selectively; or secondary, as in systemic diseases and disorders that attack the brain only as one of the multiple organs or systems of the body that are involved.
    Mental disorders due to known physiological conditions
  • F03
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F03

    Unspecified dementia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Presenile dementia NOS
    • Presenile psychosis NOS
    • Primary degenerative dementia NOS
    • Senile dementia NOS
    • Senile dementia depressed or paranoid type
    • Senile psychosis NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • mild memory disturbance due to known physiological condition (F06.8)
    • senile dementia with delirium or acute confusional state (F05)
    Unspecified dementia
Clinical Information
  • A condition in which a person loses the ability to think, remember, learn, make decisions, and solve problems. Symptoms may also include personality changes and emotional problems. There are many causes of dementia, including alzheimer disease, brain cancer, and brain injury. Dementia usually gets worse over time.
  • An acquired organic mental disorder with loss of intellectual abilities of sufficient severity to interfere with social or occupational functioning. The dysfunction is multifaceted and involves memory, behavior, personality, judgment, attention, spatial relations, language, abstract thought, and other executive functions. The intellectual decline is usually progressive, and initially spares the level of consciousness.
  • Dementia is the name for a group of symptoms caused by disorders that affect the brain. It is not a specific disease. People with dementia may not be able to think well enough to do normal activities, such as getting dressed or eating. They may lose their ability to solve problems or control their emotions. Their personalities may change. They may become agitated or see things that are not there. Memory loss is a common symptom of dementia. However, memory loss by itself does not mean you have dementia. People with dementia have serious problems with two or more brain functions, such as memory and language. Although dementia is common in very elderly people, it is not part of normal aging.many different diseases can cause dementia, including alzheimer's disease and stroke. Drugs are available to treat some of these diseases. While these drugs cannot cure dementia or repair brain damage, they may improve symptoms or slow down the disease.
  • Loss of intellectual abilities interfering with an individual's social and occupational functions. Causes include alzheimer's disease, brain injuries, brain tumors, and vascular disorders.
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to F03.9:
  • Code First: Z91.83
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z91.83

    Wandering in diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt Manifestation Code
    Code First
    • underlying disorder such as:
    • Alzheimer's disease (G30.-)
    • autism or pervasive developmental disorder (F84.-)
    • intellectual disabilities (F70-F79)
    • unspecified dementia with behavioral disturbance (F03.9-)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To F03.9
E89.89 Other postprocedural endocrine and metabolic complications and disorders
F01 Vascular dementia
F01.5 Vascular dementia
F01.50 …… without behavioral disturbance
F01.51 …… with behavioral disturbance
F02 Dementia in other diseases classified elsewhere
F02.8 Dementia in other diseases classified elsewhere
F02.80 …… without behavioral disturbance
F02.81 …… with behavioral disturbance
F03 Unspecified dementia
F03.9 Unspecified dementia
F03.90 …… without behavioral disturbance
F03.91 …… with behavioral disturbance
F04 Amnestic disorder due to known physiological condition
F05 Delirium due to known physiological condition
F06 Other mental disorders due to known physiological condition
F06.0 Psychotic disorder with hallucinations due to known physiological condition
F06.1 Catatonic disorder due to known physiological condition
F06.2 Psychotic disorder with delusions due to known physiological condition
F06.3 Mood disorder due to known physiological condition
F06.30 …… unspecified

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