Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 294.21
Dementia, unspecified, with behavioral disturbance
  • 2015
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 294.21 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 294.21 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Dementia w behavioral disturbance
  • Dementia with behavioral disturbance
Applies To
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Combative behavior
  • Violent behavior
Use Additional
  • Use additional code, where applicable, to identify:
    wandering in conditions classified elsewhere (V40.31)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 294.21 converts directly to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM F03.91 Unspecified dementia with behavioral disturbance
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 294.21:
  • Dementia 294.20
    • with behavioral disturbance (aggressive) (combative) (violent) 294.21
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