Assign code F20.9, Schizophrenia, unspecified, for chronic schizophrenia with acute exacerbation. The existing ICD-10-CM codes for schizophrenia do not differentiate severity or an acute exacerbation.
AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2019 Issue 2; Ask The Editor
Chronic Schizophrenia with Acute Exacerbation
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