AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2019 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

Delirium of Unknown Etiology

The patient is a 71-year-old male admitted for weakness, who became delirious during the stay. The provider documented “Delirium unclear cause. Continue neuro checks, Lexapro and Abilify.” The Index to Diseases under the terms “delirium, due to, general medical condition” directs to code F05, Delirium due to known physiological condition. However, this code assignment does not appear accurate. What is the appropriate code assignment for delirium of unknown etiology? ...

To read the full article, sign in and subscribe to AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS .


  • The official AHA publication for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding guidelines and advice
  • Current newsletters added each quarter
  • Full Archives - over 3100 articles
  • ALL years/issues back to 1984 organized by year and issue
  • Includes ICD-10-CM/PCS Articles since 2013
  • Fully searchable through Find-A-Code's Comprehensive Search
  • Codes mentioned in articles are linked to Code Information pages
  • Code Information pages link back to related articles
  • View all the articles associated with any code, right from the code page!
Access to this feature is available in the following products:
  • AHA's Coding Clinic® - ICD-10-CM/PCS +Archives

free demo
request yours today
pricing
for any budget
sign IN
welcome back!

Thank you for choosing Find-A-Code, please Sign In to remove ads.