Q: Coding Parkinson's Disease with Lewy – “How do I code Parkinson’s disease with Lewy body dementia?”

Well, we can bring up Find-A-Code again if you want. I shouldn’t have exed out but Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s with Lewy bodies is different and if you’re going to be a coder you really want to pay attention to those disease process.

Laureen: Nice question guys, so if we didn’t get to yours, put it in the and we’ll do our very best to get to it.

Coding Parkinson's Disease with Lewy Body Dementia – Video

Alicia: A: OK, dementia with Lewy bodies let’s go over there because Find-A-Code will tell you. Dementia with Parkinson’s, dementia with Lewy bodies, there’s your code G31.83. Use additional code to identify any behavioral disturbances but that’s always with Parkinson’s, you always have that additional code to deal with that.

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About the Author:

Alicia has been working in the medical field for over 20 years. She first learned about medical coding while working in a medical records department at a resort town hospital near where she was raised. Through the years she has held several jobs in the medical field from, CNA, EMT, Pharmacy technician and Medial Records Abstractor and Analyst. Outside of the medical field she has worked as a Real Estate agent, and owned her own on-line retail business. The medical field has always been where she felt the most comfortable. Alicia has taught medical coding, billing and medical law and ethics at a private college. She also did contract work in HCC Risk Adjustment and discovered she really enjoyed ICD work. Because she loves to learn Alicia is working towards her Masters in Health Care Administration with an emphasis on education. Having taken many online classes through the years to complete her degree she feels very comfortable with both face to face and on-line learning. Alicia will tell you that not only does she love medical coding but she has a passion for teaching it. Alicia lives in the middle of Texas with her husband who is a Pastor, five of her six children, three dogs and two cats.

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